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Intersectionality and Social Work  

Ann Marie Yamada, Lisa Marie Werkmeister Rozas, and Bronwyn Cross-Denny

Intersectionality refers to the intersection of identities that shape an individual’s standing in society. The combining of identities produces distinct life experiences, in part depending ... More

Intervention Research  

Haluk Soydan

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Jun 2013
This entry regards intervention research as an essential part of social work as a profession and research discipline. A brief history of intervention research reveals that use of ... More

Mental Health Research  

Shaun M. Eack

Mental health research is the study of the causes and correlates of mental health and illness, approaches to improve mental well-being, and the delivery of effective mental health services ... More

Meta-Analysis  

Julia H. Littell

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Jun 2013
Meta-analysis is widely used in the social, behavioral, and medical sciences to combine results of multiple studies and produce relevant information for clinical practice and social ... More

Outcome Measures in Human Services  

Jennifer L. Magnabosco

Throughout history, measuring outcomes has been a goal and priority in the human services. This entry chronicles the history of outcomes measurement in the human services in the United ... More

Practice Interventions and Research  

Nabila El-Bassel

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Social work is distinguishable from other disciplines by its emphasis on producing change that affects clients and their environment. This emphasis has influenced the nature of social work ... More

Practice Cybernetics  

J. Christopher Hall

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Mar 2017
This article presents a history and overview of first- and second-order cybernetics and the ways in which the theories inform models of social work practice. A foundational understanding ... More

Program Implementation Frameworks  

Rosalyn M. Bertram

This entry presents frameworks for implementing effective services. When service organizations understand and work through implementation frameworks, programs can achieve targeted fidelity ... More

Psychometrics  

Bill Nugent

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
Measurement is a fundamentally important component of social work research. This entry briefly covers two important notions in psychometrics: reliability and validity. Reliability concerns ... More

Qualitative Research  

Deborah K. Padgett

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Apr 2008
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Jun 2013
The term qualitative methods is relatively new. There is no single definition, although they share features in common, that is, flexibility, holism, naturalism, and insider perspectives. ... More

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