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The Origins of Social Validity
The term and constructs related to social validity, as an important aspect of research on human behavior, were developed by Montrose M. Wolf. Mont Wolf was a co-developer of Applied Behavior Analysis (Baer, Wolf, & Risley, 1968; Risley, 2001) and a key architect of the Teaching-Family Model (Phillips, Phillips, Fixsen, & Wolf, 1971; Wolf, 1968)...
Implementation Practice and Science
Now Available: 378 pages and 500 references of the latest on implementation research and practice.
Improvement Cycles Example
An example of an approach to establishing usable interventions and implementation supports is provided. The plan, do, study, act cycle (PDSAC) logic is used on purpose to develop simultaneously the innovation and the implementation supports for the innovation. Download: Improvement Cycles Example
During Exploration Stage discussions information gathering is focused on the community, relevant governance, workforce, structures and programs, infrastructure and technology as well as resources. Key stakeholders generally are individuals who could have a positive or negative effect on the use of the innovation. Many of these key stakeholders may be affected by the innovation through...
Science and Implementation
“Scientific inquiry” demands more than speculation – a clearly stated theory that generates predictions (if … then) and testable hypotheses. There are multiple implementation frameworks that could serve as a source of predictions (if-then) and hypotheses (explanations of if-then relationships).
Assessing Implementation Stages
Stages are fluid and require constant adjustment on the part of those supporting the use of an innovation in organizations and systems so that improved outcomes are realized and sustained.
Synthesis of Implementation Frameworks
The depth and breadth of expanded knowledge has been expressed in unique implementation frameworks developed in given fields within human services and in other fields. The frameworks are reviewed and synthesized.
OSEP Case Example
OSEP funded the State Implementation and Scaling up of Evidence-based Programs Center (SISEP) began in October 2007 to improve services to and outcomes for students with disabilities.
Implementation Capacity “Look Fors”
The "Look For" indicators pose key implementation-related questions; questions that relate to factors essential to systemic and sustainable change in complex systems.