International Social Work Research: Issues and Prospects by Tony Tripodi

By Tony Tripodi

With the consistent trade of overseas details now an everlasting situation on this planet, social paintings students and scholars needs to be delicate to the necessity for wisdom sharing among nations in addition to to concerns focused on acquiring and using overseas wisdom. but beforehand, no publication has juxtaposed those becoming streams of emphasis. during this essentially written quantity, Tony Tripodi and Miriam Potocky-Tripodi fill that hole, proposing readers with the various customers and nice power for foreign social paintings research.

The authors determine 3 discrete kinds of study supra-national, intra-national, and trans-national and discover a wealth of matters and examples inside of each one. The easy-to-follow layout is helping readers how one can outline and distinguish each one type of study, then presents real purposes of all 3. Examples draw on study from internationally, and variety from microcredit courses in India to migrant reduction in Nicaragua to adoptees in Romania. those precise gains make it an awesome sequel to easy study texts in social paintings and complement to texts on overseas social paintings, but in addition an enticing addition to any college researchers bookshelf.

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Tripodi, Fellin, and Epstein (1978, p. 10) indicated that social program evaluation is the systematic accumulation of facts for providing information about the achievement of program requisites and goals relative to efforts, effectiveness, and efficiency within any stage of program development. The facts of evaluation may be obtained through a variety of strategies, and they are Supranational Research 41 incorporated into some designated system of values for making decisions about social programs.

The same vignette technique had previously been used by one of the authors in a transnational study comparing Swedish and English social workers’ responses. In this study, samples of social workers were obtained by contacts with social agencies. These included 198 from Sweden, 156 from the United Kingdom, 151 from the United States, 201 from Germany, and 130 from Denmark. The authors were careful to point out that these convenience samples were not necessarily representative of the countries, but they believed it was useful to compare the responses of workers from those countries.

05 level of significance. , 2002). Campbell and Stanley (1966) specified four factors that should be controlled to increase external validity: (1) interaction between initial measurement and the independent variable; (2) interaction between selection biases and the independent variable; (3) reactive effects of experimental treatment arrangements; and (4) multiple treatment interference. These threats can be controlled to some extent by the use of the following experimental procedures that are elaborated by Campbell and his colleagues (Campbell & Stanley, 1996; Cook & Campbell, 1979).

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