Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

ISBN-10: 1412958407
ISBN-13: 9781412958400
Edition: 2nd 2010
Authors: Bruce A. Thyer
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Book details

List price: $114.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Bruce Thyer is currently a Professor and former Dean with the College of Social Work at Florida State University.nbsp; Dr. Thyer spent the years 1987 - 2002 with the University of Georgia, where he earned the rank of Distinguished Research Professor.nbsp; He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.nbsp; In 2012 he was elected to the Social Work Academy of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Thyer is the founder and current editor of one of social work's premier journals, RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, and is the author of over 250 articles, 80 chapters and he had authored or edited over 25 professional books.nbsp; His research interests involve the promotion of evidence-based practice, evaluation research, applied behavior analysis, and social work theory.

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introductory Principles of Social Work Research
Quantitative Approaches: Foundations Of Data Collection
An Overview of Quantitative Research Methods
Probability and Sampling
Reliability and Validity in Quantitative Research
Locating Assessment Instruments
Statistics for Social Workers
Qualitative Approaches: Types Of Studies
Descriptive Studies
Survey Studies
Needs Assessments
Secondary Data Analysis Studies
Pre-Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Studies
Randomized Controlled Experiments
Program Evaluation Studies
Single-System Studies
Using Cost? Procedure? Process? Outcome Analysis
Meta-Analyses
Systematic Reviews
Quantitative Approaches: Foundations Of Data Collection
An Overview of Qualitative Research Methods
Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research
Quantitative Approaches: Types Of Studies
Narrative Case Studies
Oral History Studies
Naturalistic Inquiry
Participant Observation Studies
Ethnographic Research Methods
Participatory Action Research Studies
Conceptual Research
Theoretical Research
Historical Research
Literature Reviews
Critical Analysis
Policy Analyses
Logic Models
General Issues
Ethical Issues in Social Work Research
Gender, Ethnicity, and Racial Issues
International Research
Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
Applying for Research Grants
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editors

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