Social Work Research

Research journal for social workers.

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1, March

Enhanced Case Management versus Substance Abuse Treatment Alone among Substance Abusers with Depression
Abstract This pilot study evaluated the effectiveness of enhanced case management for substance abusers with comorbid major depression, which was an integrated approach to care. One hundred and 20 participants admitted to drug treatment who also...
Epistemology in Qualitative Social Work Research: A Review of Published Articles, 2008-2010
Abstract This study explores the epistemological foundations of qualitative social work research. A template-based review was completed on 100 articles from social work journals. Reviewers examined five things: (1) the purpose or aims of the research,...
Response to Bruce A. Thyer's Comments on Social Work Authorship
I appreciate Dr. Thyer's (2013) consideration of the authorship guidelines presented in my editorial, "Social Work Authorship" (Bowen, 2013). Although agreeing with the basic premise that inconsistent authorship assignment practices are problematic,...
Social Capital and Homeownership in Low- to Moderate-Income Neighborhoods
Abstract This study examined the relationship between homeownership and social capital among low-and moderate-income (LMI) households. Using data from the Community Advantage Panel Study, the authors used propensity score weighting and regression...
Social Work and Postdoctoral Experience
Doctoral education has been the primary conduit for social workers to develop research skills and is an important component in achieving a long-term research-based career genson, Briar-Lawson, & Flanzer, 2008). In social work, doctoral training...
Social Work Authorship
A colleague of mine claims that in addition to journals that accept only well-written manuscripts about quality research, there are journals that accept badly written articles about good research, journals that accept well-written articles about bad...
Survey Response in a Statewide Social Experiment: Differences in Being Located and Collaborating, by Race and Hispanic Origin
Abstract This study examined whether and how survey response differs by race and Hispanic origin, using data from birth certificates and survey administrative data for a large-scale statewide experiment. The sample consisted of mothers of infants...
Unwarranted Social Work Authorship: A Partial Solution Is at Hand
Professor Natasha K. Bowen (2013) has done an admirable job in bringing to the attention of the social work scholarly community the problem of inappropriate authorships. This problem can arise through a number of possible routes, ranging from benign...
When Couples Become Grandparents: Factors Associated with the Growth of Each Spouse
Abstract This correlational study examined perceived personal growth among couples who recently became grandparents, investigating its association with attachment style, self-differentiation, and the perceived growth of the spouse. In addition,...