Building Research Culture and Infrastructure

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byRuth G. McRoy, Jerry P. Flanzer, Joan Levy Zlotnik

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Social work education programs, at all levels, are challenged to enhance their research culture and infrastructure. Since the 1991 NIMH-supported Task Force on Social Work Research report called for increasing research development in social work education programs, schools of social work haveworked to develop research-supportive climates. This has helped social work scholars contribute to the knowledge base through the publication of original research, the expansion of the quantity and quality of faculty and student research endeavors, and the development of more empirically validatedtreatment approaches.Drawing on the extensive experience of the authors, this book provides a roadmap to building research capacity. It outlines specific leadership strategies that deans and directors can use to access federal research funds; incentivize interdisciplinary research; enhance mentorship relationshipsbetween senior and junior researchers; and make strategic hires. The book also identifies specific strategies to promote research by junior faculty and graduate students; forge partnerships between the university and local community and state agencies; identify potential grant funders; and writesuccessful grants.Deans, directors, faculty, research administrators, and doctoral students will find this book a valuable step-by-step guide for fostering a research climate and increasing the likelihood of developing successful research initiatives.

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Social work education programs, at all levels, are challenged to enhance their research culture and infrastructure. Since the 1991 NIMH-supported Task Force on Social Work Research report called for increasing research development in social work education programs, schools of social work haveworked to develop research-supportive climat...

Ruth G. McRoy, PhD, is the Donahue and DiFelice Endowed Professor at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Jerry P. Flanzer, PhD, is Associate Dean of Research at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, San Jose State University. Joan Levy Zlotnik, PhD, ACSW, is Director of the Social Work Policy Institute, National As...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:210 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195399641

ISBN - 13:9780195399646

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Social Work Research: The Role of Its Organizations and Influence of the NIH3. Social Work Programs: Research Capacity and Readiness for Change4. Social Work Faculty: Guidelines for Supporting Social Work Research5. Research Administration: Creating Essential Infrastructure6. Building Connections: Mission, Community Partnerships and Collaborations7. Funding Social Work Research: Federal and Foundation Opportunities8. Social Work Research: Sustaining infrastructure, Culture and CapacityReferencesIndex