Helen E. Petracchi

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Current Funding Sources

CSWE Scholar Award,

Past Funding

The University of Pittsburgh Central Research Development Fund,

Research Methodology

Mixed-Methods, Narrative Approaches, Qualitative, Quantitative, Quasi-Experimental Research, Secondary Data Analysis, Single-Subject Design,

Data Collection

Focus Groups, In-depth interviews, Observation, Quantitative Surveys,

Qualitative Analysis

Content Analysis, Descriptive Statistics, Narrative Analysis,

Quantitative Analysis

Correlation & Association, Generalized Linear Mixed Models, Hypothesis Testing, Logistic Regression, Multinomial Logistic Regression, Multivariate Multiple Regression, One-way ANOVA, Paired- sample t test, Single-sample t test,

Analytic Programs

Nvivio, SAS, SPSS,

Familiarity with data sizes

0-1,000, 1,000-10,000,

Research Content

Adolescence, Adolescent family formation, Behavioral Therapy, Effects of Desegregation, Gender & Sexuality, Adolescent sexuality, Case Management, Post-Secondary Education, Race & Ethnicity, CBT, Civic Engagement, Curriculum Evaluation, Secondary Education, Public Policy, Social Administration, Social Justice,


Journal of Community Practice, Journal of Social Work Education, Journal of Teaching in Social Work, Research on Social Work Practice, Sociology and Social Welfare,