Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services / Edition 1

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services / Edition 1

by Jeane W. Anastas, Marian L. MacDonald
     
 

ISBN-10: 0669209376

ISBN-13: 9780669209372

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Going beyond the "how to" approach of many textbooks to underscore the assumptions and biases that guide all scholarly investigation, 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."…  See more details below

Overview

Going beyond the "how to" approach of many textbooks to underscore the assumptions and biases that guide all scholarly investigation, 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.".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780669209372
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 11.02(h) x 2.36(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Pt. IResearch Design in Context1
1The Nature of Science in the Helping Professions3
2The Problem Formulation Process30
Pt. IITypes of Research Designs53
3Flexible Method Research55
4Flexible Methods: Case Study Design93
5Fixed Methods: Descriptive Research123
6Fixed Methods: Relational and Longitudinal Research148
7Fixed Methods: Experimental Research177
8Single-Subject Designs215
Pt. IIIThe Elements of Research Design247
9Research Ethics for the Helping Professions249
10Who Will Be Studied: Sampling273
11Basic Issues in Data Collection295
Pt. IVMethods of Data Collection325
12Observation327
13Interviewing350
14Questionnaire Design372
15Selecting an Existing Measure393
Pt. VMethods of Data Analysis and Dissemination411
16The Content Analysis of Narrative Data413
17Descriptive Statistics432
18Principles of Inferential Statistics466
19Computer-Assisted Data Analysis503
20Writing About Research533
Glossary553
References567
Index590

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