- Irwin EpsteinIrwin EpsteinHunter College, City University of New York
- and Stephen A. KappStephen A. KappSchool of Social Welfare, University of Kansas
This entry reviews agency-based research and the unique demands created by the organizational context where this activity resides. Three primary stakeholder groups are identified: administrators and program managers, supervisors, and direct service workers and clinicians. Possible uses of agency-based research by each of the respective stakeholder groups are described. Finally, the role of service consumers in agency-based research is discussed.
- Administration and Management
- Research and Evidence-Based Practice
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Bibliography expanded to reflect additional resources in clinical data mining and consumer-centered evaluations. Consumer-centered evaluation integrates service users in all facets of the evaluation from data collections to utilization of the findings.