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Definitions

Research Based Submissions

Well Supported by Research

Demonstrates strong evidence to support current need observed. Provides clear connections to existing literature while describing what their proposal will add to the body of research in this field. Describes the intended benefit to the target population achieved through the research. Describes who stakeholders are and how they are involved in the research design throughout the following processes: development, implementation, data collection, evaluation, etc. Demonstrates why the research is valuable and worth sharing with others.

Promising Research

Demonstrates some evidence to support current need observed although biases or confounding factors may be present. Provides general connections to existing literature. Description of how their proposal adds to body of research in the field is loosely presented. Describes potential benefits to the target population achieved through the research. Identifies some of the stakeholders and their relative involvement in the research design for the following processes: development, implementation, data collection, evaluation, etc. Demonstrates the process to identify and assess any unexpected or unintentional results.

Additional Research Needed

Describes any existing theories, research, models, etc. that were loosely used to support the current need observed. Little connection is provided to existing literature as well as how their proposal adds to the body of research in the field. Benefits to targeted population are not fully explored. Few stakeholders are identified and their involvement in the research design is obscured. More information may be needed for the following processes for the research design: development, implementation, data collection, evaluation, etc. Describes a process for identifying lessons learned.

Practice Based Submissions

Best Practice

Describes any existing theories, research, standards/guidelines, models, programs etc. that were used to inform the development of the practice. Describes an evaluation plan appropriate for scope of practice. Including but not limited to: participant selection process, relevant measures, and practical methods for data collection and analysis. Articulates a process for identifying lessons learned.

Promising Practice

Describes any potential biases and/or confounding factors in the evaluation of the practice. Presents evaluation data that demonstrates positive outcomes. Describes how a continuous quality improvement process was implemented and any resulting changes to the practice that were made. Describes a process for identifying or assessing any unexpected or unintentional results.

Emerging Practice

Describes the need observed. Describes the intended benefit to the target population achieved through the practice. Describes who stakeholders are and how they are involved in decision-making throughout the following practice processes: development, implementation, quality improvement etc. Describes why the practice is worth sharing with others.