Evidence –Based Practice. Any time an entry level therapist or a therapist starting a new job is looking for interventions to incorporate into their new job, the therapist will look at evidence based practice.
*Important terms*
Null Hypothesis: a general or default position that there is no relationship between two measured phenomena,or that a potential medical treatment has no effect. Rejecting or disproving the null hypothesis – and thus concluding that there are grounds for believing that there is a relationship between two phenomena or that a potential treatment has a measurable effect.
Level/test of significance – level which you may be wrong (p value). p=.05 (5 out of 100 times you may be wrong). Null hypothesis is rejected if you reach a significance level of .05 or less.
Correlation coefficient also known as r, R, or Pearson’s r.: measure of the strength and direction of the linear relationship between two variables that is defined as the (sample) covariance of the variables divided by the product of their (sample) standard deviations.
Inter vs. intra reliability