Essential Research Methods For Social Work

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-10
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Master research methods with ESSENTIAL RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK! Reader-friendly and clear, this social work book provides you with the tools you need to understand essential research methods content. Illustrations and examples throughout show you how you can apply research to practice. Studying is made easy with a book-specific website that includes tutorial quizzes and links to additional related concepts. Outlines, introductions, boxes, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and Internet exercises provide you with the information and practice you need to conduct research methods in social work.

Table of Contents

An Introduction to Scientific Inquiry In Social Work
Why Study Research?
Evidence-Based Practice
Factors Influencing the Research Process
Problem Formulation And Measurement
Reviewing Literature and Developing Research Questions
Conceptualization in Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry
Measurement in Quantitative and Qualitative Inquiry
Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement Instruments
Sampling And Surveys
Sampling: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Designs For Evaluating Programs And Practice
Experiments and Quasi-Experiments
Single-case Evaluation Designs
Program Evaluation
Additional Qualitative And Quantitative Research Methods
Additional Methods in Qualitative Inquiry
Analyzing Available Records: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Ethical And Cultural Issues In Social Work Research
Ethical Issues in Social Work Research
Culturally Competent Research
Data Analysis
Quantitative Data Analysis
Qualitative Data Analysis
Writing Research Proposals
Writing Social Work Research Reports
Table of Random Numbers
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