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Practice Research in the Human Services: A University-Agency Partnership Model

Michael J. Austin and Sarah Carnochan

Abstract

Practice Research in the Human Services: A University-Agency Partnership Model offers a practical approach to conducting practice research in the field of human services. This evolving form of applied research seeks to understand practice in the context of the relationships between service providers and service users, between service providers and their managers, between agency-based service providers and community advocacy and support groups, and between agency managers and policymakers. Practice research represents a form of evidence-informed practice that involves a wide array of research d ... More

Keywords: practice research, human service, university-agency partnership, research method, participatory collaboration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197518335
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197518335.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Austin, author
Professor of the Graduate School and Mack Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

Sarah Carnochan, author
Research Director of the Bay Area Social Services Consortium, University of California, Berkeley