Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services / Edition 2

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services / Edition 2

by Jeane W. Anastas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231118902

ISBN-13: 9780231118903

Pub. Date: 01/21/2000

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates 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

Overview

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates 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 Services integrates 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231118903
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/21/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.55(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second EditionPreface to the First EditionAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPart I. Research Design in Context1. The Nature of Science in the Helping Professions2. The Problem Formulation ProcessPart II. Types of Research Designs3. Flexible Method Research4. Flexible Methods: Case Study Design5. Fixed Methods: Descriptive Research6. Fixed Methods: Relational and Longitudinal Research7. Fixed Methods: Experimental Research8. Single-Subject DesignsPart III. The Elements of Research Design9. Research Ethics for the Helping Professions10. Who Will Be Studied: Sampling11. Basic Issues in Data CollectionPart IV Methods of Data Collection12. Observation13. Interviewing14. Questionnaire Design15. Selecting an Existing MeasurePart V Methods of Data Analysis and Dissemination16. The Content Analysis of Narrative Data17. Descriptive Statistics18. Principles of Inferential Statistics19. Computer-Assisted Data Analysis, by James W. Drisko, DSW20. Writing About ResearchGlossaryReferencesIndex

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