Intervention Research: Developing Social Programs

Intervention Research: Developing Social Programs

by Mark W. Fraser, Maeda J. Galinsky, Jack M. Richman, Stephen H. Day
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195325494

ISBN-13: 9780195325492

Pub. Date: 04/02/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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.

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195325492
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/02/2009
Series:
Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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
References

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