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Direct Practice Research in Human Service Agencies
     

Direct Practice Research in Human Service Agencies

by Betty Blythe, Tony Tripodi, Scott Briar
 

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Details how social workers engaged in direct practice can carry out research projects within the constraints of agencies where money, time, and other resources are precious commodities. The authors cover measurement, assessment, intervention and monitoring of clients' progress, evaluating effectiveness, and reporting results are all discussed in clear and concise

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Details how social workers engaged in direct practice can carry out research projects within the constraints of agencies where money, time, and other resources are precious commodities. The authors cover measurement, assessment, intervention and monitoring of clients' progress, evaluating effectiveness, and reporting results are all discussed in clear and concise terms.

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Specifically addressing social workers who spend their time providing direct services, contends that they can carry out research work as a vital component of their practice. Discusses research concepts, principles, and tasks that pertain to the human service agency as a context for conducting research to improve not only the worker's own immediate practice but also the profession as a whole. Assumes little experience with research and no spare time. Paper edition (unseen), $22.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780231073660
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/15/1995
Pages:
240

Meet the Author

Betty Blythe is professor in the School of Social Work at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Tony Tripodi is professor and director of the School of Social Work, Ohio State University. Scott Briar is director of the Institute on Children and Families at Risk, Florida International University.

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