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Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services

ISBN-10: 0231118902

ISBN-13: 9780231118903

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Jeane W. Anastas

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Research Design for Social Work and the Human Servicesintegrates a range of research techniques into a single epistemological framework and presents a balanced approach to the teaching of research methods in the "helping professions." Jeane W. Anastas begins with a discussion of the different philosophical perspectives within which social research occurs and continues with problem formulation, research design, and methodological issues influencing data collection, analysis, and dissemination. She presents both fixed (quantitative) and flexible (qualitative) methods of research, granting legitimacy, value, utility, and relevance to both styles of inquiry. Utilizing complete case studies to illustrate different methodological approaches, Research Design for Social Work and the Human Servicesintegrates material on women and people of color, and draws attention to the ways racism, heterosexism, sexism, and classism affect the conceptualization and conduct of research. Anastas not only exposes these biases but actively addresses the experiences, needs, and concerns of clients of both genders and different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultures, and classes.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 1/28/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Jeane W. Anastas is professor and associate dean at the Ehrenkranz School of Social Work, New York University.

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Research Design in Context
The Nature of Science in the Helping Professions
The Problem Formulation Process
Types of Research Designs
Flexible Method Research
Flexible Methods: Case Study Design
Fixed Methods: Descriptive Research
Fixed Methods: Relational and Longitudinal Research
Fixed Methods: Experimental Research
Single-Subject Designs
The Elements of Research Design
Research Ethics for the Helping Professions
Who Will Be Studied: Sampling
Basic Issues in Data Collection
Methods of Data Collection
Observation
Interviewing
Questionnaire Design
Selecting an Existing Measure
Methods of Data Analysis and Dissemination
The Content Analysis of Narrative Data
Descriptive Statistics
Principles of Inferential Statistics
Computer-Assisted Data Analysis
Writing About Research
Glossary
References
Index