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This book is the longest standing and most widely adopted text in the field of social work research and evaluation. As stated in the book's preface, it is intended for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate social work students in a one-semester research methods course. Since the first edition in 1981, this edition is designed to provide social work students with the basic methodological foundation they need in order to successfully complete more advanced research courses that focus on single-system designs or program evaluations. With its customarily straightforward user-friendly writing style by renowned educators, this edition will continue to maintain its notoriety as the premier social work research methods text. Thoroughly revised and updated, the chapters offer a wealth of new research examples and references, accessible diagrams of essential concepts and processes, and extended coverage of core social work research methods and recent developments. For example, with the inclusion of four new chapters on the evidence-based approach to social work practice, the book emphasizes how important this approach has become, and provides a rock-solid foundation for understanding how to evaluate and interpret research findings that have been derived from research studies-the minimal skills needed for evidence-based social work practitioners.
Richard M. Grinnell, Jr. is a professor and holds the Clair and Clarice Platt Jones/Helen Frays Endowed Chair of Social Work Research within the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University, and Yvonne A. Unrau is an associate professor within the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University.
Table of Contents
|The Contexts of Research|
|The Ethical Conduct of Research|
|The Quantitative Research Approach|
|The Qualitative Research Approach|
|Designing Research Studies|
|Conceptualization and Measurement|
|Selecting a Data Collection Method and Data Source|
|Becoming a Culturally-Sensitive Researcher|
|Research with Minority and Disadvantaged Groups|
|Quantitative Data Analysis|
|Qualitative Data Analysis|
|Writing and Evaluating Research Reports|
|Writing Reports from Research Studies|
|Evaluating Quantitative Research Studies|
|Evaluating Qualitative Research Studies|
|Becoming an Evidence-Based Practitioner|
|Finding Existing Knowledge|
|From Research to Evaluation|
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