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Title Researching community psychology : issues of theory and methods / edited by Patrick Tolan .. [and others]..

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1990]


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 259 pages) : illustrations
Contents Conversing about theories, methods, and community research / Patrick Tolan. -- Defining excellence criteria in community research / William R. Shadish, Jr. -- A contextualist epistemology for ecological research / Cynthia Kingry-Westergaard, James G. Kelly -- Developmental analyses of community phenomena / Raymond P. Lorion -- Ways of knowing and organizational approaches to community research / Stephanie Riger -- Research methods and the empowerment social agenda / Julian Rappaport -- Some emerging standards for community research and action : aid from a behavioral perspective / Stephen B. Fawcett -- Criteria of excellence I. Models for adventuresome research in community psychology : commonalities, dilemmas, and future directions / David S. Glenwick. -- Pursuing the meaning and utility of social regularities for community psychology / Edward Seidman -- Criteria of excellence II. Hypothesis generation : human science and attribute-centered social regularities / Brenna H. Bry. -- Mixing and matching : levels of conceptualization, measurement, and statistical analysis in community research / Marybeth Shinn -- Levels of analysis as an ecological issue in the relational psychologies / Allan W. Wicker -- A developmental perspective on multiple levels of analysis in community research / LaRue Allen -- Resolving the "mixing and matching" problem : a view from the organizational perspective / Cary Cherniss -- Gee, but it's great to be back home : multiple levels from an empowerment perspective / William S. Davidson II -- Levels of conceptualization in community research from a behavioral perspective / Maurice J. Elias -- Criteria of excellence III. Methods of studying community psychology. Toward excellence in quantitative community research / Bruce D. Rapkin, Edward P. Mulvey -- Toward the use of qualitative methodology in community psychology research / Kenneth I. Maton -- Historical and investigative approaches to community research / Murray Levine -- Ecological validity and the deritualization of process / N. Dickon Reppucci -- Person-environment interaction : the question of conceptual validity / Stevan E. Hobfoll -- Implementing research : putting our values to work / Irma Serrano-García -- Criteria of excellence IV. Collaboration and action. Defining the research relationship : maximizing participation in an unequal world / Meg A. Bond -- Fidelity and adaptation : combining the best of both perspectives / Roger P. Weissberg -- Dissemination / Abraham Wandersman -- Data feedback and communication to the host setting / W. LaVome Robinson -- Research as intervention / Carolyn F. Swift -- Reflections on a conference. Daring to be different : a graduate student's perspective / Carolyn L. Feis -- A cautionary note about adventuresome research : musings of a junior researcher / Ana Mari Cauce -- Partial paradigms and professional identity : observations on the state of community psychology research / Edison J. Trickett -- What can we learn about problems in community research by comparing it with program evaluation? / William R. Shadish, Jr. -- An aspiration for community research / Fern Chertok.
Note Papers from a conference sponsored by the APA Science Directorate and held Sept. 9-10, 1988, at DePaul University.
Summary Discusses the developing scientific enterprise of community psychology research. The book begins with a discussion of an approach to evaluating the importance and robustness of a research endeavor and the questions driving that research. Part Two, Key Concepts: Approaches to Framing the Endeavor, addresses questions about how theories can contribute to our research and about the role of theory in community psychology research. Part Three moves the focus to hypothesis generation, with questions concerning the purposes of hypotheses, how they should be generated, and how much we should strive to bring together multiple perspectives in generating these hypotheses. The chapters in Part Four are organized around an extended examination of the central and thorny methodological issue of levels of analysis. Part Five focuses on the issues of implementing our research, which for community psychologists is a matter of actualizing our values in our research design and in our method of working with the community on research. The final major section (Part Six) provides a series of evaluations and perspectives on the topics discussed within the book and on the conduct and impact of community research (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
Form Also issued in print.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-254) and index.
Issued By Made available through: American Psychological Association's PsyBooks Collection.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Community psychology -- Congresses.
Community Psychiatry -- Congresses.
Psychology, Social -- Congresses.
Research Design -- Congresses.
Community psychology. (OCoLC)fst00871155
Genre/Form Conference proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Added Author Tolan, Patrick H.
American Psychological Association.
American Psychological Association. Science Directorate.
Other Form: Researching community psychology (print) (DLC) 90000972 (OCoLC) 21908957
ISBN 1557980985 (print)
9781557980984 (print)
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