Research Methods for Social Work / Edition 2

Research Methods for Social Work / Edition 2

by Allen Rubin, Earl R. Babbie
     
 

Rubin (U. of Texas, Austin) and Babbie (Chapman U.) present their time tested approach to research methodologies for the social work field. They describe qualitative and quantitative methods and ways to integrate the two, provide special emphasis on cultural sensitivity, offer exercises and information to help researching on the Internet, as well as the basics of… See more details below

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Rubin (U. of Texas, Austin) and Babbie (Chapman U.) present their time tested approach to research methodologies for the social work field. They describe qualitative and quantitative methods and ways to integrate the two, provide special emphasis on cultural sensitivity, offer exercises and information to help researching on the Internet, as well as the basics of problem formulation, measurement, research design, and analysis of data. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780534174781
Publisher:
Brooks/Cole
Publication date:
11/28/1992
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752

Table of Contents

Part 1. AN INTRODUCTION TO SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY IN SOCIAL WORK. 1. Why Study Research? 2. Evidence-Based Practice. 3. Philosophy and Theory in Science and Research. Part 2. THE ETHICAL, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT OF SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH. 4. The Ethics and Politics of Social Work Research. 5. Culturally Competent Research. PART 3. PROBLEM FORMULATION AND MEASUREMENT. 6. Problem Formulation. 7. Conceptualization and Operationalization. 8. Measurement. 9. Constructing Measurement Instruments. Part 4. DESIGNS FOR EVALUATING PROGRAMS AND PRACTICE. 10. Causal Inference and Correlational Designs. 11. Experimental Designs. 12. Single-Case Evaluation Designs. 13. Program Evaluation. Part 5. DATA COLLECTION METHODS WITH LARGE SOURCES OF DATA. 14. Sampling. 15. Survey Research. 16. Analyzing Available Records: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods. Part 6. QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS. 17. Qualitative Research: General Principles. 18. Qualitative Research: Specific Methods. 19. Qualitative Data Analysis. Part 7. ANALYSIS OF QUANTITATIVE DATA. 20.Quantitative Data Analysis. 21.Inferential Data Analysis: Part 1. 22.Inferential Data Analysis: Part 2. Part 8. WRITING RESEARCH PROPOSALS AND REPORTS. 23. Writing Research Proposals and Reports. Appendix A. Using the Library. Appendix B. STATISTICS FOR ESTIMATING SAMPLING ERROR. Appendix C. Proportion under Normal Curve Exceeded by Effect Size (ES) Values. Appendix D. Learner's Guide to SPSS 11.0 for Windows. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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