Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 219–220 | Cite as

Begun, A. L., Berger, L. K., & Otto-Salaj, L. L.: Participant Recruitment and Retention in Intervention and Evaluation Research

Oxford University Press, New York, 2018. 163 pp., $37.50
  • Karen M. KolivoskiEmail author

Despite its relatively short page length and no-frills cover, Participant Recruitment and Retention in Intervention and Evaluation Researchpacks a lot of information in it and serves as a valuable resource for new and established researchers alike. It is a book that is very in-depth on a specialized topic, and overall fulfills this clear-cut focus well. One in a series of Pocket Guides to Social Work Research and Methods, it is a hands-on manual for those interested in recruiting and retaining participants in intervention and evaluation studies. Hypothetical and real-world examples from the authors’ own experiences are incorporated to illustrate the book’s concepts. The authors themselves have backgrounds in social work and social welfare, and the book is centered on examples familiar to professionals in social work and similar disciplines, and particularly in substance abuse. It is organized into five chapters, covering context, recruitment, retention, planning tools, and the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Social WorkHoward UniversityWashingtonUSA

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