Research Methods for Social Workers / Edition 3

Research Methods for Social Workers / Edition 3

by Bonnie L. Yegidis, Barbara Morrison-Rodgriguez, Robert Weinbach, Barbara Morrison-Rodriguez
     
 

Designed for a one-semester or one-quarter course on research methods, this text for undergraduate or beginning graduate students in social work prepares students to become critical consumers of research literature and to design and implement research. Part I places current research in historical context, and Part II centers on pre-data collection tasks. Part III… See more details below

Overview

Designed for a one-semester or one-quarter course on research methods, this text for undergraduate or beginning graduate students in social work prepares students to become critical consumers of research literature and to design and implement research. Part I places current research in historical context, and Part II centers on pre-data collection tasks. Part III looks at how questions are answered and how hypotheses are tested, and Part IV examines methods for evaluating practice effectiveness. Examples refer everyday social work situations. Yegidis is affiliated with the University of Georgia. Weinbach is affiliated with the University of South Carolina.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205281602
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
06/19/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
306
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.89(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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