9780534362171

Research Methods for Social Work (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534362171

  • ISBN10:

    0534362176

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/14/2000
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

This best-selling text that has empowered more than 100,000 students just like you! Considered the best social work research methods resource, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK balances essential content with enlightening examples, consistently revealing the important connections between real research and true-to-life social work practice.

Table of Contents

Part 1 An Introduction to Inquiry 1(102)
Scientific Inquiry and Social Work
3(23)
Philosophical Issues in Science and Research
26(24)
Theory and Research
50(22)
The Ethics and Politics of Social Work Research
72(31)
Part 2 Problem Formulation and Measurement 103(144)
Problem Formulation
105(34)
Conceptualization and Operationalization
139(32)
Measurement
171(37)
Constructing Measurement Instruments
208(39)
Part 3 The Logic of Research Design 247(110)
The Logic of Sampling
249(43)
Causal Inference and Group Designs
292(34)
Single-Case Evaluation Designs
326(31)
Part 4 Quantitative and Qualitative Modes of Observation 357(108)
Survey Research
359(28)
Qualitative Research Methods
387(50)
Unobtrusive Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
437(28)
Part 5 Analysis of Data 465(94)
Processing Data
466(13)
Interpreting Descriptive Statistics and Tables
479(32)
Inferential Data Analysis: Part 1
511(25)
Inferential Data Analysis: Part 2
536(23)
Part 6 The Social Context of Research 559
Program Evaluation
560
Appendixes
Appendix A Using the Library
601(8)
Appendix B Social Work Research and Cyberspace
609(11)
Appendix C The Research Report
620(7)
Appendix D A Consumer's Guide to Social Work Research
627(5)
Appendix E Commission on Aging Survey
632(8)
Appendix F Random Numbers
640(2)
Appendix G Distribution of Chi-Square
642(2)
Appendix H A Guide to SPSS 8.0
644(37)
Appendix I Inferential Statistics and Single-Case Designs
681(11)
Appendix J Proportion Under Normal Curve Exceeded by Effect Size (ES) Values
692
Glossary G-1(1)
Bibliography B-1(1)
Index I-1

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