Research Methods for Social Workers / Edition 2

Research Methods for Social Workers / Edition 2

by Bonnie L. L. Yegidis, Robert W. Weinbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205157661

ISBN-13: 9780205157662

Pub. Date: 08/01/1995

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

How do social workers build their knowledge of current research? What are the ethical obligation of the social work researcher? In order to understand the realities of social work practice, one must begin with the basics of research. This book is ideal for readers with little or no prior knowledge of research. It provides readable, practice-specific examples,…  See more details below

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How do social workers build their knowledge of current research? What are the ethical obligation of the social work researcher? In order to understand the realities of social work practice, one must begin with the basics of research. This book is ideal for readers with little or no prior knowledge of research. It provides readable, practice-specific examples, providing a simple, step-by-step presentation of concepts and a clear delineation of topics throughout. This classic book has been updated to reflect new developments in social work practice. The balanced perspective provided by both male and female authors has been retained from prior editions, and a new co-author has added content in many areas, including cultural diversity. New and experienced social workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205157662
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. IKnowledge-Building for Social Work Practice1
1How Do We Get Our Knowledge?3
2Ethical Issues in Social Work Research25
Pt. IIBeginning the Research Process45
3Research Problems and Questions47
4Using Existing Knowledge61
5Focused Research Questions and Hypotheses79
Pt. IIIResearch Design Issues97
6Introduction to Research Design99
7Qualitative Research Methods127
8Quantitative Research Methods149
9Sampling173
10Measurement Concepts and Issues193
11Use of Data Collection Instruments209
12Analyzing Data and Disseminating Findings227
Pt. IVResearch to Evaluate Practice Effectiveness247
13Evaluating Program Effectiveness249
14Evaluating Individual Practice Effectiveness269
Postscript293
Additional Readings in Research Methods295
Index301

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