Cengage Advantage Books: Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Research Methods for Social Work

ISBN-10: 1285419073
ISBN-13: 9781285419077
Edition: 8th 2014
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Book details

Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/14/2013
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 720
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as for the authors' clear and often humorous writing style, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Now in its Eighth Edition, Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie's classic bestseller combines a comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach--helping you overcome the fear factor often associated with the subject matter. Relevant examples from real-world settings highlight 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 Social Work 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 Quasi-Experimental Designs
Experimental Designs
Single-Case Evaluation Designs
Program Evaluation
Data-Collection Methods With Large Sources Of Data
Sampling
Survey Research
Analyzing Existing Data: 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

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