Applied Social Research A Tool for Human Services

ISBN-10: 0534628583

ISBN-13: 9780534628581

Edition: 6th 2005 (Revised)

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Presenting the methods of social science research within the context of human service practice, the Sixth Edition of APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH serves as an excellent text for courses emphasizing applied research in human services, counseling, social work, sociology, criminal justice, and community planning. In this revised edition, the authors show research and human service practice as allies bound by common goals of advancing knowledge and creating a better world. Covering the full range of topics included in traditional social science research methods courses, the book devotes considerable attention to both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Used at the undergraduate and graduate levels, this popular text explores the growing diversity of ways in which research is applied to practice and the extensive links between research and practice.
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List price: $126.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/28/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332

1. Research in the Human Services. 2. The Logic of Social Research. 3. Ethical Issues in Social Research. 4. Issues in Problem Formulation. 5. The Process of Measurement. 6. Sampling. 7. Survey Research. 8. Analysis of Available Data. 9. Field Research and Qualitative Methods. 10. Experimental Research. 11. Single-System Designs. 12. Evaluation Research. 13. Scaling. 14. Data Analysis I: Data Preparation and Presentation. 15. Data Analysis II: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. 16. Analysis of Qualitative Data. 17. Writing for Research: Grant Proposals and Report Writing. Appendix A. A Guide to Library Use and Information Retrieval. Appendix B. Generating Random Numbers. Glossary. References.
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