Tag Archive: evaluation

What the heck is a confidence interval? A guide for social workers

Sometimes social work research and evaluation documents report “confidence intervals.” These can be reported as ranges of numbers or as lines on a bar graph. Often, social workers I know have not been… Continue reading

Help for social work evaluators who want an easy guide for interpreting odds ratios

Odds ratios are a commonly used statistical test in the medical and public health arenas. Increasingly, social work is practiced in these host environments. Therefore, social workers need to be familiar with the… Continue reading

A hack for reviewing empirical literature for evidence-based social work practice in the field

Our social work Code of Ethics calls on us to be evidence-based in our practice, so that we can demonstrate our familiarity with a given practice area and its scholarly references, but there’s… Continue reading