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

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

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:
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
One: Research Design in Context
1. The Nature of Science in the Helping Professions
2. The Problem Formulation
Two: Types of Research Designs
3. Flexible Method ResearchExemplar
4. Flexible Methods: Case Study Design Exemplar
5. Fixed Methods: Descriptive Research Exemplar
6. Fixed Methods: Relational and Longitudinal Research Exemplar
7. Fixed Methods: Experimental Research Exemplar
8. Single-Subject Designs Exemplar
Three: The Elements of Research Design
9. Research Ethics for the Helping Professions
10. Who Will be Studied: Sampling
11. Basic Issues in Data Collection
Four: Methods of Data Collection
12. Observation
13. Interviewing
14. Questionnaire Design
15. Selecting an Existing Measure
Five: Methods of Data Analysis and Dissemination
16. The Content Analysis of Narrative Data
17. Descriptive Statistics
18. Principles of Inferential Statistics
19. Computer-Assisted Data Analysis James W. Drisko, DSW
20. Writing About Research
Glossary
References


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