ERIC Number: ED121692
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Roles for Sociologists in Service Organizations.
Trela, James E.; O'Toole, Richard
Dealing specifically with the social science research role in rehabilitation facilities, this monograph addresses the development of research as it occurs within service organizations. It examines the research role from the perspective of both the person in the role and the host organization. The second chapter describes the development and differentation of the research role in service organizations, identifies significant others involved in the process, catalogs the roles that a researcher may assume in such organizations, and discusses the problem of satisfactorily integrating the several research roles. Chapter 3 focuses on the impact of the research role, on both the host organization and the field of rehabilitation. Chapter 4 describes several alternative orientations toward developing the research role. Chapter 5 examines the research role in service organizations from the perspective of the researcher. Chapter 6 anticipates some administrative problems that attend development of the research role, and it recommends strategies to minimize their impact. The final chapter contains concluding remarks and recommendations for increasing the value of the researcher to both the host organization and his profession. Appendices containing research project references conclude the document. (Author/ND)
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Rehabilitation, Research Criteria, Research Opportunities, Research Problems, Research Utilization, Researchers, Role Conflict, Role Perception, Role Playing, Service Occupations, Social Organizations, Social Science Research, Sociologists, Sociology
The Kent State University Press, Kent, Ohio 44242 ($2.00, paper; 20 percent discount on bulk orders)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Research and Demonstration Grants.
Authoring Institution: N/A