Intervention Research: Developing Social Programs

Paperback | April 3, 2009

byMark W. Fraser, Maeda J. Galinsky, Jack M. Richman

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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-basedprevention, 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-basedprevention, 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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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 framewor...

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....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:April 3, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. What is Intervention Research2. Stages in Intervention Research3. Step 1: Specify the Problem and Develop a Program Theory4. Step 2: Create and Revise Program Materials5. Step 3 and Step 4: From Refining Program Components to Testing Effectiveness6. Step 5: Dissemination of Findings and Program Materials7. Challenges in Intervention ResearchAppendixGlossaryReferences