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Abstract Social science data are most often drawn from surveys, but conventional surveys have come under increasingly sharp criticism from minority scientists as well as spokespersons for minority collectivities. The author has developed an unconventional survey model that is especially useful...
Abstract This survey reviewed the research on the use of interpersonal skills training in the education of helping professionals. The authors conclude that no training approach is superior under all circumstances, and they explore significant implications for social work education. This content...
Abstract The author suggests that a welfare recipient's decision to look for work is influenced by more than the characteristics of the individual recipient and of the welfare system—it is also affected by factors inherent in the structure of the labor market itself. Consequently, the author...
Abstract Increasing pressure to evaluate social service programs has led to a debate regarding which research designs form the basis of sound assessments. The authors advocate the use of true experimental designs and point out that the failure to undertake true experiments may lead to erroneous...
Abstract In an attempt to shed some light on the relationship of social work education to actual competence in practice, the researchers compared several measures of academic performance for thirty-eight BSW graduates with their supervisors' ratings of their subsequent job performance. Although...
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