9780840032058

Applied Social Research A Tool for the Human Services

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    9780840032058

  • ISBN10:

    0840032056

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/10/2010
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Presenting social science research methods within the context of human service practice, APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH is the ideal text for courses focused on applied research in human services, counseling, social work, sociology, criminal justice, and community planning. With in-depth coverage of all the topics taught in traditional social science research methods courses, APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH brings the subject to life by showing how research is increasingly used in practice today. In addition, this Eighth Edition includes a thought-provoking Eye on Ethics feature, enhanced coverage of evidence-based practice, and a stronger connection between research and human services policy.

Table of Contents

Research in the Human Services
The Logic of Social Research
Ethical Issues in Social Research
Issues in Problem Formulation
The Process of Measurement
Sampling
Survey Research
Analysis of Available Data
Field Research and Qualitative Methods
Experimental Research
Single-System Designs
Evaluation Research
Scaling
Data Analysis I: Data Preparation and Presentation
Data Analysis II: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
Analysis of Qualitative Data
Writing for Research: Grant Proposals and Report Writing
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