Is evidence-based practice a plank in the bridge between research and practice?

Darroch, Fiona and Toleman, Mark (2005) Is evidence-based practice a plank in the bridge between research and practice? In: 4th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering, 17-18 Nov 2005, Noosa Heads, Australia.


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This paper explores the phenomenon of Evidence-
Based Practise (EBP), especially regarding its
potential for the Information Systems (IS) discipline.
It reviews the implementation of EBP within the
established contexts of the health and medical
disciplines, as well as some early stage disciplines
such as Librarianship and Software Engineering
(SE). In doing so, the necessary EBP infrastructure
is noted, especially where it may present a resource
or cultural challenge. The early work already done
in IS is also reviewed. The authors hope that by
flagging some of the early findings in this research
that it will foster a constructive debate, that will
assist in determining the real potential of EBP to
bring the academic and practitioner wings of the IS
discipline closer together, accompanied by an
increase in research relevance.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: evidence-based practice (EBP), software engineering (SE), information systems (IS)
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management

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