The Practice of Research in Social Work / Edition 3

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Overview

Designed to help students develop skills in evaluating research and conducting studies, the Third Edition of the popular text, The Practice of Research in Social Work, by Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt, makes principles of evidence-based practice come alive through illustrations of actual social work research. It introduces students to the study of research in social work and to the contributions made to our understanding of what is effective social work practice. Additionally, the Third Edition is designed to directly and indirectly help students achieve the six core competencies identified by CSWE as essential to competency-based education, including research (2.1.6), ethical principles (2.1.2), critical thinking (2.1.3), engage diversity (2.1.4), advance human rights (2.1.5), and evaluation (2.1.10(d)).

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Editorial Reviews

Edward Cohen
"The co-authors bring expertise from social work and sociology, fields that share an interest in the "science" of the social sciences along with attention to real-world problems and solutions. The thirteen concise chapters are thoughtfully structured [and] the text provides a comprehensive overview of social sciences research with numerous examples from social work. A main strength of the book is the clarity with which the authors present complex topics. "
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452225463
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 446,720
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Rafael J. Engel (Ph D, University of Wisconsin; MSW, University of Michigan; BA, University of Pennsylvania) is associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He coordinates the graduate certificate program in aging and is the principal investigator for the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education. Dr. Engel has written Practice of Social Work Research (with Russell Schutt) and Measuring Race and Ethnicity (with Larry E. Davis). He is a member of the editorial board of Race and Social Problems. As an active member of the research community, he has authored journal articles on such topics as poverty in later life, welfare benefits, and depressive symptomatology, and has written a variety of monographs reporting agency-based evaluations. His funded research includes studies on gambling, faith-based organizations, and employment in later life as well as funded evaluation research studies on welfare-to-work programs and drug and alcohol prevention programs. His most recent research involves older adults and gambling prevention.

Russell K. Schutt, Ph D, is professor and chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and lecturer on sociology in the department of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical Center. He received his BA, MA, and Ph D from the University of Illinois at Chicago and was a postdoctoral fellow in the NIMH-funded Sociology of Social Control program at Yale University. In addition to Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research (SAGE), his books include Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness (Harvard University Press) and Organization in a Changing Environment (SUNY Press). Dr. Schutt’s peer-reviewed publications range in focus from the effect of social context on cognition, satisfaction, and functioning to the service preferences of homeless persons and service personnel and the social factors in legal decisions. His research, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute, the Veterans Administration, and state and local agencies, has included a randomized trial of housing options for homeless mentally ill persons, a randomized trial of a peer support program for dually diagnosed veterans, an evaluation of a state-level comprehensive care program, an evaluation of a youth violence reduction program, and a test of a program to improve community health workers’ knowledge of cancer clinical trials. He is a past recipient of the University of Massachusetts, Boston Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Science, Society, and Social Work Research
2. The Process and Problems of Social Work Research
3. Ethical and Scientific Guidelines for Social Work Research
4. Measurement
5. Sampling
6. Causation and Research Design
7. Group Experimental Designs
8. Single-Subject Design
9. Survey Research
10. Qualitative Methods: Observing, Participating, Listening
11. Qualitative Data Analysis
12. Mixing and Comparing Methods and Studies
13. Evaluation Research
14. Quantitative Data Analysis
15. Reporting Research
Appendix A: Questions to Ask About a Research Article
Appendix B: How to Read a Research Article
Appendix C: Table of Random Numbers
On the Study Site: Appendix D. Finding Information
On the Study Site: Appendix E. Reviewing Inferential Statistics
Glossary
References
Index
About the Authors

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