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ERIC Number: EJ912796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Realist Evaluation in Wraparound: A New Approach in Social Work Evidence-Based Practice
Kazi, Mansoor A. F.; Pagkos, Brian; Milch, Heidi A.
Research on Social Work Practice, v21 n1 p57-64 Jan 2011
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to develop a realist evaluation paradigm in social work evidence-based practice. Method: Wraparound (at Gateway-Longview Inc., New York) used a reliable outcome measure and an electronic database to systematically collect and analyze data on the interventions, the client demographics and circumstances, and the outcomes. Results: Research designs (e.g., single-system and group) can fall into place naturally and patterns in the data can be investigated using data analysis approaches such as binary logistic regression. Conclusions: Realist evaluation can be performed at regular intervals when an outcome measure is repeated, with the purpose of investigating what interventions work and in what circumstances. (Contains 5 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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