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Research Utilization in the Social Services

Innovations for Practice and Administration, 1st Edition

By Simon Slavin, Anthony J Grasso, Dsw, Irwin Epstein


464 pages

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pub: 1992-09-09
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Here is a comprehensive review of the science and art of research utilization available in social work today. Written by the field’s most experienced and pioneering practitioners on the topic, this important book examines the new practice-research models that have evolved in social work over the past decade and projects their future developments, discusses the role of computerization in all forms of social work practice, and presents pedagogical issues related to the teaching of research utilization in undergraduate and graduate programs.

Table of Contents


  • Introduction to Section I: Changing Models of Practice in Research Utilization
  • Differential Research Utilization in Macro and Micro Social Work Practice: An Evolving Perspective
  • Integration of Practice and Research: Past, Present, and Future
  • Creating Tools for Intervention: The Convergence of Research Methodologies
  • The Design and Development Model of Practice Research
  • Introduction to Section II: Research Utilization in Interpersonal Practice
  • Research Utilization in Direct Social Work Practice
  • The Ethics and the Utilization of Interpersonal Practice Research
  • Utilization of Research in Group Work Practice: An Example
  • Research Utilization in Social Work Practice of Family Treatment
  • Introduction to Section III: Research Utilization in Administration and Community Organization
  • The Future of Research Utilization in Community Practice
  • The Utilization of Research in Administrative Practice
  • Practice Uses of Accountability Systems in Health Care Settings: Social Work and Administrative Perspectives
  • Introduction to Section IV: Putting Research to Work in Agency Settings
  • Expert Systems and Ordinary Research as Sources for Practice Guidance
  • Evolution and Future Development of Clinical Research Utilization in Agency Settings
  • Strategies for the Analysis of Databases in Social Service Systems
  • Computers in Agency Settings
  • Development of an Empirically Based Practice Framework for Facilitating Family Involvement in Services to People With Developmental Disabilities
  • Introduction to Section IV: Educating for Research Utilization
  • Education for Research Utilization in BSW Programs
  • Research Utilization in an Agency-University Model: The Center for the Study of Social Work Practice
  • Research Utilization and MSW Education: A Decade of Progress?
  • How to Avoid Producing “A Faculty of Very Efficient Pedants and Dullards”: Evaluating Doctoral Education in Social Work
  • Conclusion--Information Utilization: A Decade of Practice
  • Reference Notes Included
  • Index

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