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Quasi-Experimental Research Designs

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ISBN-10: 0195387384

ISBN-13: 9780195387384

Edition: 2012

Authors: Bruce A. Thyer

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It is usually the case that ethical and pragmatic considerations preclude the use of randomly assigning social work clients to experimental and comparative treatment conditions. In such instances, the practicality of employing a quasi-experimental method becomes an excellent alternative. Quasi-experimental research designs allow researchers to compare groups, and the use of increasingly sophisticated programs provides greater statistical control for what has become the most widely employed research approach used to evaluate the outcomes of social work programs and policies. This pocket guide describes the logic, design, and conduct of the range of such designs, encompassing pre-experiments,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550

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…    

Preface
The Role of Group Research Designs to Evaluate Social Work Practice
Pre-Experimental Group Research Designs
Quasi-Experimental Group Research Designs
Time-Series Research Designs
Evaluating and Reporting Quasi-Experimental Studies
Glossary
References
Index