SAGE Journal Articles

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Journal Article 1: Álvarez, M., Rodrigo, M. J. & Byrne, S. (2016). What Implementation Components Predict Positive Outcomes in a Parenting Program? Research on Social Work Practice, 28(2), 173-187. DOI: 10.1177/1049731516640903

Summary: This study examines the components affecting the quality of the implementation and their impact on the outcomes of the “Growing Up Happily in the Family” program targeted at parents with children aged 0–5.

Questions to Consider:

1. What were the outcomes used in the research and how were they measured?
2. What were the results of the analysis on program outcomes?
3. What implications does the research have for the program?

Journal Article 2: Anderson, K. A., Geboy, L., Jarrott, S. E., Missaelides, L., Ogletree, A. M., Peters-Beumer, L. & Zarit, S. H. (2018). Developing a Set of Uniform Outcome Measures for Adult Day Services. Journal of Applied Gerontology. DOI: 10.1177/0733464818782130

Summary: In this article, the authors detail a recent effort by leading researchers and practitioners in ADS to develop a set of uniform outcome measures.

Questions to Consider:

1. What selection criteria were established to develop outcome measures?
2. What iterative process was conducted to develop outcome measures?
3. What final outcome measures are proposed by the authors?

Journal Article 3: Jackson, J. L., Kay, C., & Frank, M. (2015). The validity and reliability of attending evaluations of medicine residents. SAGE Open Medicine, 3. DOI: 10.1177/2050312115589648

Summary: The objective of this study was to assess the reliability and validity of faculty evaluations of medicine residents.

Questions to Consider:

1. What methods were used to complete the research?
2. What were the findings in terms of the reliability and validity of the measurements used?
3. What do the authors recommend to improve the measures?