Applying Research Knowledge: A Workbook for Social Work Students / Edition 3by Robert W. Weinbach, Richard M. Grinnell, Lynne M. Taylor, Yvonne A. Unrau
Does the social work profession value research-based knowledge as a basis for social policy? Serving as a compass for the problems in society that need attention and resolution, the research base of social work may be the most imperative guide to social work practice. However, it is often overshadowed by the actual labor of the profession. This book/b>… See more details below
Does the social work profession value research-based knowledge as a basis for social policy? Serving as a compass for the problems in society that need attention and resolution, the research base of social work may be the most imperative guide to social work practice. However, it is often overshadowed by the actual labor of the profession. This book combines research with practice, providing research knowledge in a workbook format that brings social work to life. This workbook provides exercises that enable readers to "learn by doing". This edition is broken down into more topic units, for ease of reference; and there are more questions to apply to each unit. Sample research studies featured in the book include Financial Victimization of the Elderly, the Role of the Eligibility Worker in Public Welfare, and Sexual Adjustment Following Spinal Cord Injuries. Educators, social work researchers, and social workers.
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Table of Contents
1.Sources of Knowledge.
3.Research Problems and Questions.
4.Conducting Literature Reviews.
6.General Categories of Research.
7.Experimental Research Designs.
8.Quantitative and Qualitative Research.
10.Secondary Data Analysis.
11.Collecting Original Data.
12.Field Research/Observational Techniques.
13.Level and Quality of Measurement.
14.Designing and Implementing Surveys.
15.Descriptive Statistical Analysis.
16.Inferential Data Analysis.
17.Inferential Statistical Analysis.
18.Reporting and Disseminating Findings.
19.Single System Research.
II.SAMPLE RESEARCH STUDIES.
Research Study A.
1.Victimization of the Elderly: Individual and Family Characteristics of Financial Abuse.
Research Study B.
1.Does the Social Work Profession Value Research Based Knowledge as a Basis for Social Policy?
Research Study C.
1.Decimating General Assistance: Its Impact on the Relationships of the Poor.
Research Study D.
1.Sexual Adjustment Following Spinal Cord Injury: Empirical Findings and Clinical Implications.
Research Study E.
The Eligibility Worker Role in Public Welfare: Worker and Client Perceptions.
III.ANSWERS TO SELECTED QUESTIONS.
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