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Social Work Research: History, Organizational Roles, and the Influence of the National Institutes of Health

Ruth G. McRoy, Jerry P. Flanzer and Joan Levy Zlotnik

in Building Research Culture and Infrastructure

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780195399646
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932757 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399646.003.0002

Series: Building Social Work Research Capacity

Social Work Research: History, Organizational Roles, and the Influence of the National Institutes of Health

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Chapter Two provides an historical overview of national social work research capacity – building efforts, especially in the context of the roles of national social work organizations and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It provides a brief history of the development of social work research, the widening funding base for social work research and the impact of university research culture on the social work field, particularly as universities have turned their attention to community development and needs. The authors describe the significant impact of the Task Force on Social Work Research, the significant roles of social work professional organizations, and the development of doctoral education programs towards meeting the need for an increasing social work knowledge base to address the demand for evidence based practice.

Keywords: Task Force on Social Work Research; social work research history; social work educational organizations; National Association of Social Workers; Institute for the Advancement of Social Work Research; Society for Social Work and Research; National Institute of Mental Health; National Institute on Drug Abuse; Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research

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