Intervention Research: A Practical Guide For Developing Evidence-based School Prevention Programmes by Nyanda McbrideIntervention Research: A Practical Guide For Developing Evidence-based School Prevention Programmes by Nyanda Mcbride

Intervention Research: A Practical Guide For Developing Evidence-based School Prevention Programmes

byNyanda Mcbride

Paperback | June 12, 2018

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This book offers a step-by-step guide to intervention research, including the methods and techniques that researchers, higher degree research students and others can use when pursuing intervention research in schools and other settings. Guided by the Intervention Research Framework, it also provides practical information on linking a program developed using a comprehensive, evidence-based approach, to research and evaluation processes. The handbook also illustrates how to select an appropriate research sample for research; how to develop valid and reliable instruments for measuring change, including how to devise appropriate measures for assessing behavioural change; how to recruit and negotiate with schools (and other settings) for research involving young people; how to measure and incorporate measures of fidelity of implementation to understand dose response and behavior change; and how to optimize data collection and dissemination. The development and longitudinal assessment of the multi award-winning School Health and Alcohol Harm Reduction Project (SHAHRP) - the first alcohol harm reduction study to assess the impact of a school-based classroom intervention on alcohol use, alcohol-related behaviors and alcohol-related harm using a harm reduction paradigm - provides a practical example of the intervention research processes described in this handbook.
Nyanda McBride has nearly 20 years' experience as an intervention researcher in education, health promotion and drug education fields. Prior to this, she was a health teacher in secondary schools, struggling to deliver meaningful health and drug education to her students. These combined experiences have provided Nyanda with the opportu...
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Title:Intervention Research: A Practical Guide For Developing Evidence-based School Prevention ProgrammesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:173 pagesPublished:June 12, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811093083

ISBN - 13:9789811093081

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Overview and Perspective.- Chapter 2 The Intervention Research Framework: Background and Overview.- Chapter 3 The Formative Phase of the Intervention Research Framework: Theories.- Chapter 4 The Formative Phase of the Intervention Research Framework: Literature and Expert Review.- Chapter 5 The Formative Phase of the Intervention Research Framework: Target Group Input.- Chapter 6 The Formative Phase of the Intervention Research Framework: Intervention Pilot and Assessing Fidelity of Implementation.- Chapter 7 The Assessment Phase of the Intervention Research Framework: Study Design.- Chapter 8 The Assessment Phase of the Intervention Research Framework: Selecting a Study Sample.- Chapter 9 The Assessment Phase of the Intervention Research Framework: Recruitment of a Study Sample.- Chapter 10 The Assessment Phase of the Intervention Research Framework: The Measurement Instrument and Data Collection.- Chapter 11 Dissemination Phase of the Intervention Research Framework: Presentation and Dissemination of Results.- Chapter 12 Final Comments and Recommendations.