What is it about?

This article is intended to invigorate interest in the uniqueness of practice-based research as a way of encouraging the talents of researchers and practitioners as they work together to gather evidence for improving the lives of individuals with communication disorders.

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Why is it important?

If we wish to reduce the research-practice gap and promote a form of research–practice integration, then we need to recognize a variety of research perspectives, in particular those that value the practitioner in the process.


As a clinical practitioner and practice-based researcher, we need more studies that show the importance of the voice and values of front line therapists. This article is an example of the importance of partnerships between research and practice.

Pam Crooke
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This page is a summary of: Practice-Based Research: Another Pathway for Closing the Research–Practice Gap, Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, December 2015, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2015_jslhr-l-15-0243.
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