ERIC Number: ED165886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Research in Action: The Uses of Research in a Social Work Agency.
Shireman, Joan F.; Johnson, Penelope R.
This book describes an action research program in a child welfare agency. The purpose of the program was to evaluate agency services and to disseminate agency thinking and experimenting to other social workers. In the introduction (Part I) the development of the research project is briefly outlined. In Part II the areas in which research was conducted are elaborated. Background to the study, plan of the study, summary and implications of the findings and other information are provided for each area of investigation. Research areas include adoption, foster care, counseling, day care and affirmative action. A brief discussion and evaluation of the implementation of computer processing of research data are included. Part III offers conclusions about the uses of research in a social work agency. Researcher sensitivity to the needs and concerns of agency personnel and the utilization of personnel input are key elements in the success of the research programs. (RH)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adoption, Affirmative Action, Agency Role, Caseworkers, Child Welfare, Counseling, Day Care, Foster Family, Parent Role, Preschool Children, Racial Relations, Research, Social Agencies, Social Services, Tables (Data), Unwed Mothers
Chicago Child Care Society, 5467 University Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60615 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Child Care Society, IL.