Essential Research Methods for Social Work

ISBN-10: 0495006580
ISBN-13: 9780495006589
Edition: 2007
List price: $123.95
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Description: This briefer version of Rubin and Babbie's RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, Fifth Edition, provides students with a research methods text that is more concise in its treatment of technical research content--yet still offers the social work-specific  More...

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Book details

List price: $123.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/8/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This briefer version of Rubin and Babbie's RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, Fifth Edition, provides students with a research methods text that is more concise in its treatment of technical research content--yet still offers the social work-specific illustrations, applications throughout, and constant focus on the utility of social work research in social work practice.

Allen Rubin has been doing and teaching research since 1976, when he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Renowned in social work, Dr. Rubin has written several research texts, published numerous research studies on social work practice, and is a past president of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestselling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.

An Introduction to Scientific Inquiry in Social Work
The Utility of Research in Social Work
How do Social Workers Know Things?
Factors Influencing the Research Process
Ethical Issues in Social Work Research
Culturally Competent Research
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
Surveys and Sampling
Surveys
Sampling: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Designs for Evaluating Programs and Practice
Group Designs for Evaluation Programs and Practice
Program Evaluation
Single Case Evaluation Designs
Additional Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
Additional Methods in Qualitative Inquiry
Analyzing Available Records: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
Data Analysis
Quantitative Data Analysis
Qualitative Data Analysis
Appendices
Writing Research Proposals
Writing Social Work Research Reports
Table of Random Numbers

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