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Vocational services research: Recommendations for next stage of work

Charles E. Drebing, PhD, et al.

As the field of vocational services research ma- tures, it is necessary to review its progress and iden- tify any important gaps in measurement and method- ology that may hamper future efforts. To encourage progress, we have identified ways to increase con- sistency in measurement of employment outcomes, emerging patterns and lingering gaps in the range of variables and measures commonly used in vocation- al services research, broader methodological patterns and needs in the area of study design and sampling, interventions that warrant additional study, and broad strategies to increase the overall amount and quality of research on vocational services. The goal of this article is to assist the field in achieving clearer coherence in shared expectations and standards for research so that the field can consolidate its gains as it assists people to return successfully to rewarding jobs in the community.

Volume 49 Number 1, 2012
   Pages 101 — 120

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
Drebing CE, Bell M, Campinell EA, Fraser R, Malec J, Penk W, Pruitt-Stephens L. Vocational services research: Recommendations for next stage of work. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2012;49(1):101–20.

Drebing CE, Mueller L, Van Ormer EA, Rose GS, Crowder S, Rosenheck R, Drake R, King K, Penk W. Outcome of single-session motivational interviewing to enhance entry and employment in VHA Vocational Services. Psychol Serv. Forthcoming.

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