Research Methods for Social Work

ISBN-10: 0534621090
ISBN-13: 9780534621094
Edition: 5th 2005 (Revised)
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Description: In this extensive revision of their best-selling research methods text for social workers, Rubin and Babbie retain the integrity of their comprehensive, quantitative approach, while truly integrating increased coverage of qualitative methods. This  More...

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Book details

List price: $134.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/25/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 768
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.388
Language: English

In this extensive revision of their best-selling research methods text for social workers, Rubin and Babbie retain the integrity of their comprehensive, quantitative approach, while truly integrating increased coverage of qualitative methods. This text has been acclaimed for the depth and breadth of coverage and the clear and often humorous writing style. Building on those winning qualities, the authors have created a new edition that provides a balanced and up-to-date presentation, current coverage of technological advances, culturally competent research, and other topics of emerging importance. Considered the best social work research methods resource, Rubin and Babbie's text balances depth of content with student-friendly examples and consistently helps students see the connections between research and 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
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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