Methodological Problems of Evidence-Based Description of Psychological and Social Practices



The article offers an analysis of the specifics of the formation of the evidence-based approach in our country. Long-term lack of evidence-based social practices. The entire volume of problems is divided by the authors into two large blocks: a software interface connected to each other. The article examines methodological methods of complexity with the identification of a set of actions necessary and sufficient for changes, a description of the mechanism that constitutes the essence of the intervention, the scientific and theoretical justification of the practice and the complexity associated with the process of collecting and analyzing empirical data on intervention on safe ones. In conclusion, it is concluded that the introduction of an evidence-based approach into the social sphere is an important condition for social practice.

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Keywords: evidence-based approach, methodological problems, social science, social practice, register of evidence-based practices, project evaluation

Journal rubric: Psychology of Education

Article type: scientific article


Funding. The article was prepared within the framework of the state task of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation No. 073-00041-21-03 dated 11.06.2021 "Development of methodological bases for the formation of a unified national approach to the definition of social (including educational) practices with proven effectiveness".

Received: 10.12.2021


For citation: Garifulina E.Sh., Podushkina T.G., Omelchenko A.S. Methodological Problems of Evidence-Based Description of Psychological and Social Practices [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psychological-Educational Studies, 2021. Vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 177–188. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2021130411. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Elvira S. Garifulina, PhD in Sociology, Associate Professor, Department of Legal and Forensic Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal and Forensic Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Program Director, “Absolute-Help” Charity Foundation, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Tatiana G. Podushkina, Head of the Sector «Center for Evidence-Based Social Design», Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alexandra S. Omelchenko, PhD in Psychology, head of programs, charitable foundation “Absolute-Help”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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