Social Work Research Methods with Research Navigator

ISBN-10: 0205470114
ISBN-13: 9780205470112
Edition: 2006
List price: $165.40
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Book details

List price: $165.40
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Preface
Research Navigator
Foundations
Science and Social Work Research
Alternatives to Social Work Research
How Science Works
Steps in the Research Process
Qualitative and Quantitative Social Work Research
Why Conduct Social Work Research
Dimensions of Social Work Research
Dimensions of Research
Empowerment Research
Data Collection Techniques Used
The Role of Diversity
The Role of Technology
Theory and Research
What Is Theory?
Theory Versus Ideology
Fact Versus Theory
Theories in Social Work/Illustrative Authors
Theory and Research: The Dynamic Duo
The Role of Diversity
The Meanings of Methodology
The Three Traditional Approaches
Positivist Social Science
Interpretive Social Science
Critical Social Science
A Fourth Approach: Feminist and Postmodern Research
The Ethics and Politics of Social Work Research
Ethics and the Researcher
Ethical Issues Involving Human Subjects
Boundaries Between Research and Practice
Ethics and the Scientific Community
The Politics of Research
Limits on What Researchers Study and How They Do Research
The Dissemination and Use of Research Findings
Objectivity and Value Freedom
How Technology Can Be Used to Preserve Privacy
How Diversity Informs Ethical Issues
Planning And Preparation
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Design
Qualitative and Quantitative Orientations Toward Research
Quantitative Design Issues
Refining Research Topics: Quantitative Research
Qualitative Design Issues
Refining Research Topics: Qualitative Research
Example Studies: Quantitative Research
Example Studies: Qualitative Research
Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement
Why Measure?
Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement
Parts of the Measurement Process
Reliability and Validity
A Guide to Quantitative Measurement
Index Construction
Scales
Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling
Nonprobability Sampling: Haphazard, Accidental, and Convenience Sampling
Quota, Purposive, and Judgmental Sampling
Snowball, Extreme Case, and Sequential Sampling
Theoretical Sampling
Probability Sampling: Populations, Elements, and Sampling Frames
Why Random?
Types of Probability Samples
Hidden Populations
How Large Should a Sample Be?
Drawing Inferences
Quantitative Data Collection And Analysis
Experimental Research
Random Assignment
Experimental Design Logic
Internal and External Validity
Practical Considerations
Results of Experimental Research: Making Comparisons
A Word on Ethics
Survey Research
The Logic of Survey Research
Constructing the Questionnaire
Types of Surveys: Advantages and Disadvantages
Interviewing
The Ethical Survey
Nonreactive Research and Available Data
Nonreactive Measurement
Existing Statistics/Documents and Secondary Analysis
Social Indicators
Issues of Inference and Theory Fitting
Analyzing Quantitative Data

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