Research Methods In Social Work

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-18
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK shows students the connection between research and practice. It explains how research informs practice, how practice affects research, and how the two together allow the worker to affect clients' lives and advance the profession. The text provides basic concepts of the research process and shows students how to understand their findings. Readers are introduced to the basic concepts of the research process: using questionnaires; different methods for collecting, preparing and analyzing data; program evaluation; and writing proposals and research reports.

Table of Contents

The Way Research Proceeds
Ethical Thinking and Research
Single System Designs
Research Designs for Group Comparisons
Understanding and Using Research Instruments
Developing Data Collection Instruments: Scales and Questionnaires
Quantitative and Qualitative Sampling
Survey Research Methods
Unobstrusive Approaches to Data Collection Secondary Date and Content Analysis
Qualitative Research
Program Evaluation
Data Analysis
Professional Writing: Proposals, Research Reports, and Journal Articles
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