Kvernbekk, Tone, "The Concept of Evidence in Evidence-Based Practice," Educational Theory, 61(No.5, 2011), 515-532.


Tone Kvernbekk


Gives a philosophical analysis of the concept of evidence as employed in the phrase "evidence-based practice"; argues against the limited conception of evidence as employed in studies using randomized controlled trials; shows four possible relationships evidence can have to epistemic truth and to practice based on research evidence.

Broad Topical Focus

Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Linkage, Teaching/Learning Process, Government Role in Educational Research & Development


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