Research Methods For Social Work

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-01-11
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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This best-selling text that has empowered more than 100,000 students just like you! Considered the best social work research methods resource, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK balances essential content with enlightening examples, consistently revealing the important connections between real research and true-to-life social work practice.

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
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
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
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