Research Methods for Social Workers / Edition 4

Research Methods for Social Workers / Edition 4

by Bonnie L. Yegidis, Robert W. Weinbach
     
 

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:
9780205332335
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
06/29/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie L. Yegidis, Ph. D., MSW Bonnie Yegidis is Professor and Director of the School of Social Work at the University of South Florida, Tampa. She teaches in the research methods and social work practice sequences in the School, and has conducted research on family violence, cross-cultural issues in social work practice, and evidence based social work practice. Dr. Yegidis earned her MSW degree from West Virginia University and her Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in Measurement and Evaluation, from the University of South Florida. She is the recipient of a number of awards and honors including Social Worker of the Year from the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and the Distinguished Alum Award from West Virginia University.

Robert W. Weinbach, Ph.D., MSW. Bob Weinbach is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina, where he continues to teach graduate level research courses in the College of Social Work. He is also the first author of Statistics for Social Workers, Eighth Edition; The Social Worker as Manager, Sixth Edition; and is the author of Evaluating Social Work Services and Programs (all published by Allyn & Bacon), as well as over 75 other publications and invited book chapters. He earned graduate degrees in social work from SUNY-Buffalo and Ohio State University and has worked in both medical and psychiatric social work practice and as a program evaluator.

Laura L. Myers, Ph.D., M.S.W. Laura Myers is an Associate Professor and BSW Program Director at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, FL. Laura received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy and completed her coursework and Master’s thesis in Computer Science and Statistics from the University of Southern Mississippi. After several years of computer consulting for accounting firms, she returned to school to complete her M.S.W. and Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Georgia. Laura lives in Tallahassee with her husband, Dr. Bruce Thyer, and their four children, John, William, Joseph, and Cynthia. Laura is interested in research, scholarly writing, human diversity and social discrimination, eating disorders, and social work and spirituality.

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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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