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NCJ Number: 94094 Find in a Library
Title: Methodological Problems of Treatment Research, Especially in the Area of Social Therapy
Editor(s): E Kube; H U Stoerzer; S Brugger
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 487
Sponsoring Agency: Bundeskriminalamt
Wiesbaden, Germany 6200
Sale Source: Bundeskriminalamt
Ki 13
Postfach 1820
Germany (Unified)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: German
Country: West Germany (Former)
Annotation: The effect of methodological problems on the outcome of correctional programs is evaluated in eight original papers.
Abstract: Formative and summative evaluative methodologies are distinguished. The need for internal, external, statistical, and construct validity of all correctional methodologies is emphasized. Foundations of behavioral research and methodology in the social sciences are reviewed. Experimenter effects are considered to have a profound influence on treatment outcome. General impediments to the effective use of psychological diagnosis in criminology are outlined, and proposals are offered for new research designs. The discussions are addressed to sociologists, psychologists, educators, social workers, and criminologists. Footnotes and references are included.
Index Term(s): Corrections effectiveness; Corrections research; Research methods
Note: BKA-Forschungsreihe Band 16 (Federal Criminal Office research series, Volume 16)
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