Research Methods for Social Work

ISBN-10: 049509515X
ISBN-13: 9780495095156
Edition: 6th 2008
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Book details

List price: $167.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/11/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 688
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Widely considered to be the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK has been acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as the authors' clear and often humorous writing style. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie's classic bestseller uses student-friendly examples to consistently help your students see the connections between research and social work practice. A text hallmark is the authors' balance between quantitative and qualitative methods. Now with this Sixth Edition, Rubin and Babbie enrich their proven approach with a thoroughly up-to-date presentation, a careful restructuring of chapters, coverage of evidence-based practice, and explorations of culturally competent research.

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
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
Measurement
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
Sampling
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
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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