Limitations and Optimizing Applications of Evidence in Evidence-Based Practices in Organizational Change and Development

Limitations and Optimizing Applications of Evidence in Evidence-Based Practices in Organizational Change and Development

Gary N. McLean (University of Minnesota, USA) and Sehoon Kim (University of Minnesota, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6155-2.ch052

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to offer an overview of evidence-based practice's (EBP) limitations and applications in identifying evidence in OCD. While the concept of EBP is growing rapidly in many fields, there are problems with such an approach. Best practice is a widely used term in business that does not take into account questions like, Best for whom? Where? When? In what organization? In what context? Such questions may be more applicable to some modes of research than others, though business people and OCD professionals may be even less convinced by some modes than others. This chapter explores the limitations of identifying evidence while at the same time identifying ways to apply evidence in spite of its limitations. Accepting the resulting ambiguity will enable practitioners to find value in evidence-based practice.
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Limitations Of Evidence-Based Practices

At this point in the book, many authors have provided definitions, research modes, applications, case studies, and reflective case histories from around the globe related to EBOCD. However, in our minds, there are many limitations to EBOCD that we believe have not been addressed adequately. In this section, we provide several ways in which EBOCD is limited in all modes and forms of research, but especially in Mode 1 research.

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