Applied Social Research: A Tool for the Human Services / Edition 9

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Overview

You may be wondering why you need to study research methods to prepare yourself for a career in human services. This accessible text will help you to better understand the connection between human service research and practice. APPLIED SOCIAL RESEARCH brings the subject to life and explores how recent innovations in technology are affecting research methods and results. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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"An excellent and user-friendly guide to understanding social research, particularly for those students who are intimidated by research."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781285075518
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/6/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 592
  • Sales rank: 245,738
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Research in the Human Services. 2. The Logic of Social Research. 3. Ethical Issues in Social Research. 4. Issues in Problem Formulation. 5. The Process of Measurement. 6. Sampling. 7. Survey Research. 8. Analysis of Available Data. 9. Field Research and Qualitative Methods. 10. Experimental Research. 11. Single-System Designs. 12. Evaluation Research. 13. Scaling. 14. Data Analysis I: Data Preparation and Presentation. 15. Data Analysis II: Descriptive and Inferential Statistics. 16. Analysis of Qualitative Data. 17. Writing for Research: Grant Proposals and Report Writing. Appendix A: A Guide to Library Use and Information Retrieval. Appendix B: Generating Random Numbers. Glossary. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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