Episode 25 - Dr. Mark Fraser: Intervention Research: Developing Social Programs

Monday, July 27, 2009, 10:51:42 AM

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Professor Mark Fraser discusses the dynamic process of developing and improving strategies to address social welfare problems through intervention research. Dr. Fraser defines intervention research, distinguishes it from other types of research, and delineates the 5-step process of intervention research.

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Average Rating: 5stars  intervention... interdisaplinary , Sunday, April 08, 2018

By Joni K :

I enjoyed this talk very much and plan to do some research on this subject.
I received my BA in Interdisciplinary studies at USF and am now in the MSW program. I really enjoy the concept of looking at things from many views. I find it challenges my mind, and it fits my way of thinking. I have never been a one sided thinker.

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Average Rating: 5stars  collaboration and evolution of social work research, Sunday, January 17, 2010

By Stephanie Bielecki :

After listening to Professor Fraser explain and provide some detail on how to go about intervention research, I became curious as to how the agency I work for developed a program that we currently utilize to serve clients. Did the program developers take into consideration the multitude of factors that Prof. Fraser and his colleagues find to be imperative, such as collaboration? Collaboration between program developers and agency staff (who are actually implementing the program) for the purposes of assessing the effectiveness in a variety of practice settings seems imperative in this example, as clients are served by this agency in several different settings by a multitide of staff from a wide range of populations with regards to culture, age, socioeconomic levels, education levels, etc. Another question that comes out of the idea and practice of collaboration between the research team/program developers and the team of social workers is: Is there an opportunity for clients (or populations that will be affected by a program and/or policy) to become involved in the collaboration and program development process?

Overall, as a social work student interested in research, I believe Professor Fraser and his colleagues are providing valuable insight and intervention research practice methods as well as contributing to the evolution of social work practice/research. I am new to this paradigm and find it very interesting due to the multidimensional approach, which can only increase the competency of social work practice by taking into consideration the multitude of factors to provide a systematic, purposeful, and evidence-based change.

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