Research Methods For Social Work

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Building on the hallmarks of this respected bestseller, Rubin and Babbie's RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another. The book combines comprehensive coverage with a clear and often humorous writing style. Considered the best social work research methods resource, Rubin and Babbie's book balances depth of content with relevant user-friendly examples and consistently helps readers see the connections between research and social work practice.

Table of Contents

An Introduction To Scientific Inquiry In Social Work
Why Study Research?
Evidence-Based Practice
Philosophy and Theory in Social Work 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 Quasi-Experimental Designs
Experimental Designs
Single-Case Evaluation Designs
Program Evaluation
Data-Collection Methods With Large Sources Of Data
Survey Research
Analyzing Existing Data: 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
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