Task Strategies: An Empirical Approach to Clinical Social Work / Edition 1

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— Katherine M. Wood, Rutgers University

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Editorial Reviews

Katherine M. Wood
This book should be heavily used by every practicing clinical social worker.
Explains a task-centered intervention strategy to attain goals that often arise in short-term clinical social work with both individuals and families. The basic idea is to set the client a task to perform in the session, at home, or in the community. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231075503
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 4/22/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 329
  • Product dimensions: 16.51 (w) x 16.51 (h) x 24.13 (d)

Table of Contents

PART1. Social Work and Research1.Understanding the World2.The Contribution of the Scientific Approach to Social WorkPART2. Generation of Inquiry Theory1.Developing a Problem for Research2.Considerations for a Useful Research Problem3.Current Knowledge4.Formulating Hypotheses and Questions5.Explication of the ProblemPART 3. The Social Context of Research 1. The Profession of Social Work2. Theory as Framework for Research3. The Site of the Research4. The Social and Political Context5. Protection of Human SubjectsPART4. Dimensions of Research Design1. The Investigator's Control Over the Phenomena Studied2. Knowledge-Building Purposes and Functions3. Methodological Orientation4. Establishing Causality5. Threats to Internal ValidityPART 5. Naturalistic Designs 1. Designs with Exploratory-Descriptive Functions2. Designs with Explanatory FunctionsPART 6. Single-System Experiments 1. The Case Study2. The Basic Time Series Design3. Withdrawal Reversal Designs4. The Multiple Baseline Design5. Generalization (External Validity)PART 7. Group Experiments 1.Uncontrolled Single Group Experiment2.Strengthening the Design3.Equivalent Group Designs4.Nonequivalent Group Designs5.The Experimental Intervention6.Generalization from Group Experiments7.Laboratory Experiments: Analog Studies of Intervention EffectsPART 8. Sampling 1.The Nature and Purposes of Sampling2.Samples and the Research Question3.Basic Types of Samples4.Generalization from Probability Samples5.Size of SamplePART 9. Measurement 1. Definition of Measurement2.Role of Measurement3. Levels of Measurement4. Criteria for Evaluating Measurement ProceduresPART 9. 10. Data Collection 1.Selecting a Data Collection Method2.Bias in Data Collection Methods3.Self-Report Methods4.Observation5. Available DataPART11. Quantitative Data Analysis1. Quantitative Data2. Categorization and Coding3. Univariate Analysis4. Ivariate Analysis5. Inferential Statistics6. Multivariate Analysis7. Analysis of Time Series Data8. Meta-AnalysisPART12. Qualitative Research1. Modes of Qualitative Research2. The Methods of Qualitative ResearchPART13. Assessment1. Research Procedures in Assessment for Generalist PracticePART14. Evaluating Outcome at Different Levels of Practice1. Program Levels and Evaluation Designs2. Outcome Criteria3. From Criteria to Data4. Sources and Types of Data5. Variations in Outcome MeasuresPART15. Study of Intervention Characteristics1. Data from Practitioners' Reports2. Data from Clients3. Direct and Electronic Observation4. Change Process Research5. Intervention AnalogsPART16. Intervention Design and Development1.The Design and Development Paradigm (D&D)Appendix 1. The Library Research Process: Mary Jane BrustmanAppendix 2. Guidelines for Preparing a Research Report

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