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Research Methods for Social Work, 7th Edition / Edition 7

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by Allen Rubin, Earl Babbie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0495811718

ISBN-13: 9780495811718

Pub. Date: 01/01/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e combines a rigorous, comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach that helps students overcome the fear-factor often associated with this course. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie's classic bestseller is acclaimed for

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Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e combines a rigorous, comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach that helps students overcome the fear-factor often associated with this course. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie's classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage, clear and often humorous writing style, student-friendly examples, and ideal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495811718
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
SW 385R Social Work Research Methods Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
653
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents


PART I: AN INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY IN SOCIAL WORK. 1. Why Study Research? 2. Evidence-Based Practice. 3. Philosophy and Theory in Social Work Research. PART II: THE ETHICAL, POLITICAL, AND CULTURAL CONTEXT OF SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH. 4. The Ethics and Politics of Social Work Research. 5. Culturally Competent Research. PART III: PROBLEM FORMULATION AND MEASUREMENT. 6. Problem Formulation. 7. Conceptualization and Operationalization. 8. Measurement. 9. Constructing Measurement Instruments. PART IV: DESIGNS FOR EVALUATING PROGRAMS AND PRACTICE. 10. Causal Inference and Quasi-Experimental Designs. 11. Experimental Designs. 12. Single-Case Evaluation Designs. 13. Program Evaluation. PART V: DATA-COLLECTION METHODS WITH LARGE SOURCES OF DATA. 14. Sampling. 15. Survey Research. 16. Analyzing Existing Data: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. PART VI: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS. 17. Qualitative Research: General Principles. 18. Qualitative Research: Specific Methods. 19. Qualitative Data Analysis. PART VII: ANALYSIS OF QUANTITATIVE DATA. 20. Quantitative Data Analysis. 21. Inferential Data Analysis: Part 1. 22. Inferential Data Analysis: Part 2. PART VIII: WRITING RESEARCH PROPOSALS AND REPORTS. 23. Writing Research Proposals and Reports. Appendix A: Using the Library. Appendix B: Statistics for Estimating Sampling Error.

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