Applied Social Research A Tool for the Human Services

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-03-12
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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"You may be wondering why you need to study research methods to prepare yourself for a career in human services." This accessible text will help you to better understand the connection between human service research and practice. Find out the growing number of ways that research is being applied to practice today. With APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH, you'll see how research and practice are linked and explore how technology devices such as cell phones, PDAs and computers are affecting research technology.

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
Survey Research
Analysis of Available Data
Field Research and Qualitative Methods
Experimental Research
Single-System Designs
Evaluation Research
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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