Intervention Research

Intervention Research : Developing Social Programs

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When social workers draw on experience, theory, or data in order to develop new strategies or enhance existing ones, they are conducting intervention research. This relatively new field involves program design, implementation, and evaluation and requires a theory-based, systematic approach. Intervention Research presents such a framework. The five-step strategy described in this brief but thorough book ushers the reader from an idea's germination through the process of writing a treatment manual, assessing program efficacy and effectiveness, and disseminating findings. Rich with examples drawn from child welfare, school-based prevention, medicine, and juvenile justice, Intervention Research relates each step of the process to current social work practice. It also explains how to adapt interventions for new contexts, and provides extensive examples of intervention research in fields such as child welfare, school-based prevention, medicine, and juvenile justice, and offers insights about changes and challenges in the field. This innovative pocket guide will serve as a solid reference for those already in the field, as well as help the next generation of social workers develop skills to contribute to the evolving field of intervention research.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 132.08 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 299.37g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 12 black and white line illustrations
  • 0195325494
  • 9780195325492
  • 455,780

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"[T]his volume is a very useful addition to the intervention research literature and should be useful to both students of intervention research and practitioners (and future practitioners) who will be the consumers of evidence-based programs."--PsycCritiques"Intervention Research is an indispensable resource for students, practitioners, and researchers engaged in related work, and is an appropriate choice as a primary or supplementary textbook in master's or doctoral level methodology courses."--Research on Social Work Practice"Intervention Research is an indispensable resource for students, practitioners, and researchers engaged in related work, and is an appropriate choice as a primary or supplementary textbook in master's or doctoral level methodology courses." -- Byron J. Powell, Washington University, St. Louis, Research on Social Work Practiceshow more

About Mark W. Fraser

Mark W. Fraser, Ph.D ., holds the John A. Tate Distinguished Professorship for Children in Need and is Associate Dean for Research at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Jack M. Richman, Ph.D., is the Dean of the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Maeda J. Galinsky, Ph.D. , is Kenan Distinguished Professor Emerita at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Steven H. Day, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.show more

Table of contents

1. What is Intervention Research ; 2. Stages in Intervention Research ; 3. Step 1: Specify the Problem and Develop a Program Theory ; 4. Step 2: Create and Revise Program Materials ; 5. Step 3 & Step 4: From Refining Program Components to Testing Effectiveness ; 6. Step 5: Dissemination of Findings and Program Materials ; 7. Challenges in Intervention Research ; Appendix ; Glossary ; Referencesshow more

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