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Journal Cover Journal of Applied Social Science
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   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1936-7244 - ISSN (Online) 1937-0245
   Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [851 journals]
  • When Marketers and Academics Share a Research Platform: The Story of
           Crimson Hexagon
    • Authors: Breese; E. B.
      Pages: 3 - 7
      Abstract: Social media represents a new data source for marketers and academic researchers to access and analyze the changing opinions and attitudes of large groups around the globe. Without the delay or cost of traditional research methods, social media analytics offer a new pathway to answer pressing research questions in both contexts. This address, delivered at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology 2014 Annual Conference in Pittsburgh, outlines the institutional actors and motivating research questions in the new field of social media analytics through the story of the company Crimson Hexagon and its analytics technologies.
      PubDate: 2016-02-01T23:03:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1936724415569953
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2016)
  • Senior Hunger: The Importance of Quality Assessment Tools in Determining
    • Authors: Gualtieri, M. C; Donley, A. M.
      Pages: 8 - 21
      Abstract: Food insecurity is not a new phenomenon experienced by seniors living in the United States. In a recent report by Feeding America, approximately 4.8 million Americans over the age of 60 are food insecure. The findings from this study call for major policy and funding implications. Through semistructured, face-to-face interviews, this study found how the assessment tools determining the relative need for these seniors underestimate the scope of their experiences relating to food insecurity. The assessment tool used by this particular program is based on federally recommended questions. These same questions are used by agencies across the nation that receive federal funding. This is problematic as this study shows that the current assessment tool does not properly capture some of the barriers many older Americans are facing in trying to obtain food.
      PubDate: 2016-02-01T23:03:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1936724414561258
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2016)
  • The Hidden Challenge: Limited Recovery Capital of Drug Court Participants
           Support Networks
    • Authors: Zschau, T; Collins, C, Lee, H, Hatch, D. L.
      Pages: 22 - 43
      Abstract: Research on drug courts over the past decades has focused primarily on individual predictors of success and/or has examined the effectiveness of various judicial as well as therapeutic intervention strategies. To broaden our understanding of recovery as it occurs within the context of social networks, the following paper discusses the application of a new network-based framework of recovery capital. Participants in a small rural southeastern Adult Drug Court filled out a series of questionnaires and participated in a number of semi-structured interviews that assessed the availability of network-based recovery capital. The findings of this exploratory study suggest that participants possess restrictive resource portfolios and tend to over-rely on therapeutic (artificial) networks for support. Select implications for future research and treatment interventions are discussed.
      PubDate: 2016-02-01T23:03:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1936724415589633
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2016)
  • Empowerment Evaluation, Postprofessionalization, and Oligarchy: A
    • Authors: Fielding; S. L.
      Pages: 44 - 54
      Abstract: Here, I venture into the sociology of the professions to discuss the impact of empowerment evaluation on the autonomy of its practitioners. I do so because I found the process of conducting an empowerment evaluation to be challenging during the first four years of a Substances and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) system-of-care (SOC) mental health services transformation for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED). My goal is to offer readers some suggestions about how to avoid these challenges in the future.
      PubDate: 2016-02-01T23:03:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1936724414560906
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2016)
  • Individual Development Accounts and Homeownership among Low-income Adults
           with Disabilities: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
    • Authors: Huang, J; Lombe, M, Putnam, M, Grinstein-Weiss, M, Sherraden, M.
      Pages: 55 - 66
      Abstract: We examined the long-term effects of Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), savings accounts that match funds deposited by participants for qualified purposes, on homeownership rates among study participants with disabilities in a randomized experiment. Results from a 10-year follow-up of the IDAs indicate that rates of homeownership were nearly 10 percentage points higher for treatment participants with disabilities than for control-group members with disabilities (p < .10). The impacts of IDAs seem to vary with the baseline socioeconomic characteristics of participants—particularly with homeownership, bank account ownership, and public housing assistance. We conclude by discussing policy implications of using asset-building programs to support people with disabilities.
      PubDate: 2016-02-01T23:03:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1936724415596365
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2016)
  • What Skills Are Important? A Replication
    • Authors: Ballard, C; Daniel, B.
      Pages: 67 - 79
      Abstract: The reported original research is a replication of an article published in 2001. Sociologists who work primarily in applied and in academic settings are asked to rank skills that are conventionally taught in graduate sociology programs. Comparisons are made between the rankings of skills by those sociologists working primarily in applied settings to the rankings of those working in academic settings. The analysis of data looks at which skills are ranked most and least important and skills used most and least often. Suggestions are offered on how graduate sociology programs promoting an applied focus can teach skills viewed as important by those practicing sociology outside the academy.
      PubDate: 2016-02-01T23:03:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1936724414566509
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2016)
  • Book Review: Blurring the Boundaries: The Declining Significance of Age
    • Authors: Hirsch; M.
      Pages: 80 - 81
      PubDate: 2016-02-01T23:03:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1936724415623678
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2016)
  • Corrigendum
    • Pages: 82 - 82
      Abstract: Nicholls, K., J. Steven Picou, Joycelyn Curtis, and Janel A. Lowman. (2015). The Utility of Community Health Workers in Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, and Resiliency. Journal of Applied Social Science 9(2):191–202. Original doi:10.1177/1936724415587046
      PubDate: 2016-02-01T23:03:20-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/1936724415621210
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 1 (2016)
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