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Research Methods for Social Work

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ISBN-10: 0495811718

ISBN-13: 9780495811718

Edition: 7th 2011

Authors: Allen Rubin, Earl R. Babbie

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List price: $267.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 1/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

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