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ERIC Number: EJ1084387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
An Assessment of Intervention Fidelity in Published Social Work Intervention Research Studies
Corley, Nicole A.; Kim, Irang
Research on Social Work Practice, v26 n1 p53-60 Jan 2016
Objectives: Intervention fidelity is a critical strategy to help advance the usefulness and integrity of social work research. This study assessed the extent to which a selected sample of published social work intervention researchers reported its intervention protocols. Methods: Six core social work journals were reviewed in this analysis. The authors reviewed every scholarly article within each journal published from 2009 through 2013 (N = 1,380). A total of N = 32 (2.3%) published intervention research articles met the inclusion criteria. All N = 32 studies were evaluated using 11 criteria developed by the research team related to assessing the study's treatment fidelity. Results: The finding suggests that although attention to treatment fidelity in social work research has increased, methodological inconsistencies still remain. Conclusion: Effective social work research of an intended intervention is largely dependent on the intervention's fidelity. Implications for social work practice and research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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