Assessing practitioner's knowledge of evaluation: Initial psychometrics of the practice evaluation knowledge scale

Academic Article


  • Practice evaluation is an important component in the implementation of evidence-based practice. Until recently it has been difficult to assess practitioner knowledge in evaluation in the field. This study discusses the development and initial psychometrics of an 8-item scale to assess practitioner competency in evaluation. The Practice Evaluation Knowledge Scale demonstrated excellent internal consistency (α =.925) and validity. Results indicate that this scale shows promise as a valid measure of social work practitioner knowledge of practice evaluation. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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  • Baker LR; Ritchey FJ
  • Start Page

  • 376
  • End Page

  • 389
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 4