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1st Edition

Research Strategies for Community Practice

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ISBN 9780789005298
Published November 3, 1998 by Routledge
123 Pages

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Book Description

In Research Strategies for Community Practice, you’ll discover how you can more effectively work together with other practitioners and researchers in the interests of knowledge development and practice assessment. You’ll also gain access to the conceptual rationale, research design process, and research utilization process necessary for success in the context of community organizing.

Research Strategies for Community Practice raises crucial issues for you and other community practitioners. In chapters on historical research strategies, you’ll discover the need for reform in research procedures, which will aid you in setting goals, establishing political agendas, and exploring new policy directions. In the chapters covering community network analysis, you’ll find human service and support systems. Specifically, your understanding of this vital area of community practice will develop and flourish in these and many other important areas:

  • uses of historical research
  • assessment, planning, and evaluation through network analysis
  • single system research design
  • the research process in community-based empowerment systems
  • collaborative research participants in the context of adolescent health

    Readers from all backgrounds, including doctoral students in social work, sociology, and public administration who have an interest in community practice, will want to take a look inside the proven techniques and sound research in Research Strategies for Community Practice. You’ll find a practical community of professional researchers and practitioners who have compiled the most successful strategies for conducting and bettering research in your community practice.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Community Practice and Historical Research
  • Network Analysis as a Research Methodology for Community Practice
  • Promoting Research on Community Practice: Using Single System Designs
  • Using Empowerment Evaluation Methods to Enhance Community Initiatives for Adolescent Health
  •  Development and Implementation of Principles for Community-Based Research in Public Health
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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