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Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Duncan Lindsey and Aron Shlonsky (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

Research has already been a significant factor in child welfare policy in recent years, but this book demonstrates that it has taken a leading role in the field to spur and guide change. The chapters ... More


Assessing Risk Throughout the Life of a Child Welfare Case

Judith S. Rycus and Ronald C. Hughes

in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

Child welfare agencies are responsible for ensuring the safety of abused and neglected children. This requires the accurate and timely identification of children at high risk of imminent or future ... More


The Relationship Between Research and Practice in Implementing the RAF Method for Quality Assurance in Residential Settings for Children in Israel

Tamar Zemach-Marom

in Research for Action: Cross-National Perspectives on Connecting Knowledge, Policy, and Practice for Children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195314083
eISBN:
9780199865550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314083.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

The RAF method for regulation, assessment, and follow-up is aimed at improving the quality of care provided by an institution or a service using a more objective, systematic, and uniform method of ... More


Data Extraction and Study Quality Assessment

Julia H. Littell, Jacqueline Corcoran, and Vijayan Pillai

in Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195326543
eISBN:
9780199864959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326543.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter details the procedures used to extract and code data from included studies. Accurate data extraction is necessary to describe study design features and research methods, interventions, ... More


Statistical Power Analysis

Patrick Dattalo

in Determining Sample Size: Balancing Power, Precision, and Practicality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195315493
eISBN:
9780199865475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315493.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter provides a brief description of the rationale and limitations of statistical power analysis, and presents important issues related to determining sample size for both commonly used and ... More


Worked Examples

Patrick Dattalo

in Determining Sample Size: Balancing Power, Precision, and Practicality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195315493
eISBN:
9780199865475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315493.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter demonstrates a priori sample size determination strategies presented in previous chapters. Specifically, for each procedure, minimum sample size are estimated with power analysis and ... More


Creating Answerable Questions

James C. Raines

in Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195366266
eISBN:
9780199864027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366266.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter addresses five types of answerable questions: assessment, description, risk, prevention, and intervention questions. Which questions to ask depend on the both the current knowledge of ... More


Improving Social Work Practice Through the Use of Technology and Advanced Research Methods

Ira M. Schwartz, Peter R. Jones, David R. Schwartz, and Zoran Obradovic

in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

This chapter focuses on the application of technology and advances in research to social work practice. It examines the strengths and limitations of risk determination models, and highlights the many ... More


Childhood, Adolescence, and the Evolution of Prevention

Jeffrey M. Jenson and Kimberly A. Bender

in Preventing Child and Adolescent Problem Behavior: Evidence-Based Strategies in Schools, Families, and Communities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199766598
eISBN:
9780190206369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766598.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

Practitioners, policy experts, and child advocates have long-recognized the need for social programs and interventions aimed at preventing substance abuse, delinquency, violence, and school dropout. ... More


Risk and Protection: A Public Health Approach to Prevention

Jeffrey M. Jenson and Kimberly A. Bender

in Preventing Child and Adolescent Problem Behavior: Evidence-Based Strategies in Schools, Families, and Communities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199766598
eISBN:
9780190206369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766598.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

The adoption of a public health approach to preventing child and adolescent problem behavior was an important milestone in the evolution of school, family, and community prevention programs. A ... More


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