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Research Process in the Human Services Behind the Scenes

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ISBN-10: 0534626106

ISBN-13: 9780534626105

Edition: 2006

Authors: Leslie Alexander, Phyllis Solomon

List price: $153.95
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In this book, Alexander and Solomon have compiled twenty original research articles (previously published in a wide range of respected journals) that illustrate different methodological approaches and issues in developing and implementing community-based research, with a range of vulnerable respondents, of different ages, from a range of minority groups. Among service populations included are those who are homeless, have substance abuse problems, are severely mentally ill, and are involved with the child welfare and criminal justice systems. Each article is accompanied by original commentaries by the reprinted articles' authors, in which they describe how and why they came to do the…    
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Book details

List price: $153.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/23/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Leslie Alexander received her B.A. in Psychology and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Work and Social Research from Bryn Mawr College, where she is now a Professor in the graduate program. Alexander has recently completed an NIMH-funded study exploring the relationship that develops between adults with severe mental illness and their intensive case managers. In addition to her participation in several large, supported research projects, Alexander serves on the board of the Eastern Evaluation Research Society and the editorial board of "Child and Adolescent Social Work" and is a frequent reviewer for other scholarly journals.

Human Service Experiments, Quasi-Experiments, and Meta-Analysis
Brief Overview of Section by Editors
Randomized Experiments
McKay, M. M., Stoewe, J., McCadam, K., & Gonzales, J. (1998). Increasing access to child mental health services for urban children and their caregivers. Health & Social Work, 23, 9-15
Zanis, D. A., Coviello, D., Alterman, A. I., & Appling, S. E. (2001). A community-based trial of vocational problem-solving to increase employment among methadone patients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 21, 19-26
Phillips, E., Barrio, C., & Brekke, J. S. (2001). The impact of ethnicity on prospective functional outcomes from community-based psychosocial rehabilitation for persons with schizophrenia. Journal of Community Psychology, 29, 657-673
Glisson, C., & Hemmelgarn, A. (1998). The effects of organizational climate and interorganizational coordination on the quality and outcomes of children's service systems. Child Abuse & Neglect, 22, 401-421
Marshall, T., & Solomon, P. (2004). Confidentiality intervention: Effects on provider-consumer-family collaboration. Research on Social Work Practice, 14, 3-13
Wilson, S. J., Lipsey, M. W., & Soydan, H. (2003). Are mainstream programs for juvenile delinquency less effective with minority youth than majority youth? A meta-analysis of outcomes research. Research on Social Work Practice, 13, 3-26
Correlational/Observational Designs
Brief Overview of Section by Editors
Smith, B. D., & Marsh, J. C. (2002). Client-service matching in substance abuse treatment for women with children. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 22, 161-168
Morrow-Howell, N. L., Proctor, E. K., & Rozario, P. A. (2001). How much is enough? Perspectives of care recipients and professionals on the sufficiency of in-home care. The Gerontologist, 41, 723-732
Solomon, P., Draine, J., & Marcus, S. (2002). Predicting incarceration of clients of a psychiatric probation and parole service. Psychiatric Services, 53, 50-56
Case Control Designs
Herman, D. B., Susser, E. S., Struening, E. L., & Link, B. L. (1997). Adverse Childhood experiences: Are they risk factors for adult homelessness? American Journal of Public Health, 87, 249-255
Wolfe, S., Toro, P., & McCaskill, P. (1999). A comparison of homeless and matched housed adolescents on family environment variables. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 9, 53-66
Qualitative Methods
Brief Overview of Section by Editors
Intensive Interviews
Parks, C. (1999). Lesbian identity development: An examination of differences across generations. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 69, 347-361
Zippay, A. (2001). Dynamics of income packaging: A 10-year longitudinal study. Social Work, 47, 291-300
Focus Groups
Kruzich, J., Friesen, B., Williams-Murphy, T., & Longley, M. (2002). Voices of African American families: Perspectives on residential treatment. Social Work, 47, 461-470
Ethnographic Methods
Alverson, H., Alverson, M., & Drake, R. E. (2001). Social patterns of substance-use among people with dual diagnoses. Mental Health Services Research, 3, 3-14
Mixed Methods
Brief Overview of Section by Editors
Campbell, K., Baumohl, J., & Hunt, S. R. (2003). The bottom line: Employment and barriers to work among former SSI DA&A beneficiaries. Journal of Contemporary Drug Problems, 30, 195-240
Korbin, J. E., Coulton, C. J., Chard, S., Platt-Houston, C., & Su, M. (1998). Impoverishment and child maltreatment in African American and European American neighborhoods. Development and Psychopathology, 10, 215-233
Use of Available Data
Brief Overview of Section by Editors
DePanfilis, D., & Zuravin, S. J. (2002). The effect of services on the recurrence of child maltreatment. Child Abuse & Neglect, 26, 187-205
Hollingsworth, L. D. (2002). Transracial adoptees in the media: 1986-1996. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 72, 289-293
Snowden, L. R. (2001). Social embeddedness and psychological well-being among African Americans and Whites. American Journal of Community Psychology, 29, 519-536