9780534621094

Research Methods for Social Work (with InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534621094

  • ISBN10:

    0534621090

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/25/2004
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Summary

Part 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO INQUIRY. 1. Scientific Inquiry and Social Work. 2. Philosophy and Theory in Science and Research. 3. The Ethics and Politics of Social Work Research. Part 2: PROBLEM FORMULATION AND MEASUREMENT. 4. Problem Formulation. 5. Conceptualization and Operationalization. 6 . Measurement. 7. Constructing Measurement Instruments. Part 3: SAMPLING AND SURVEYS. 8. Sampling. 9. Survey Research. Part 4: DESIGNS FOR EVALUATING PROGRAMS AND PRACTICE. 10. Group Experiments for Evaluating Programs and Practice. 11. Quasi-Experimental Designs For Evaluating Programs and Practice. 12. Single-Case Evaluation Designs. 13. Issues in Program Evaluation. Part 5: QUALITATIVE, UNOBTRUSIVE AND CULTURALLY COMPETENT RESEARCH METHODS. 14. Qualitative Research Methods. 15. Analyzing Available Records: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods. 16. Culturally Competent Research. Part 6: ANALYSIS OF DATA. 17. Qualitative Data Analysis. 18. Quantitative Data Analysis. 19. Constructing and Interpreting Bivariate and Multivariate Tables. 20. Inferential Data Analysis: Part 1. 21. Inferential Data Analysis: Part 2. Part 7: WRITING RESEARCH PROPOSALS AND REPORTS. 22. Writing Research Proposals And Reports. Appendixes: A. Using the Library. B. Random Numbers. C. Inferential Statistics and Single-Case Designs. D. Proportion Under Normal Curve Exceeded by Effect Size (ES) Values. E. A Guide to SPSS 11.0. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Scientific Inquiry in Social Work
Why Study Research?
Evidence-Based Practice
Philosophy and Theory in Science and Research
The Ethical, Political and Cultural Context of Social Work Research
The Ethics and Politics of Social Work Research
Culturally Competent Research
Problem Formulation and Measurement
Problem Formulation
Conceptualization and Operationalization
Measurement
Constructing Measurement Instruments
Designs for Evaluating Programs and Practice
Causal Inference and Correlational Designs
Experimental Designs
Single-Case Evaluation Designs
Program Evaluation
Data Collection Methods with Large Sources of Data
Sampling
Survey Research
Analyzing Available Records: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research: General Principles
Qualitative Research: Specific Methods
Qualitative Data Analysis
Analysis of Quantitative Data
Quantitative Data Analysis
Inferential Data Analysis: Part 1
Inferential Data Analysis: Part 2
Writing Research Proposals and Reports
Writing Research Proposals and Reports
Using the Library
Statistics for Estimating Sampling Error
Proportion under Normal Curve Exceeded by Effect Size (ES) Values
Appendix D. Learner's Guide to SPSS 11.0 for Windows
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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