Don't get lost in Research Methods--succeed in the class with RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK. This how-to book includes simplified, step-by-step instructions using real-world data and scenarios. Plus, it comes with updated tools that show you how to create a research project and write a thesis proposal. Every chapter comes with self-assessment sections so you can see for yourself how you're doing and prepare effectively for the test.
David Royse is a Professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. He earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1980. He has written several books and two for Thomson Brooks/Cole: RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK, Fifth Edition, and PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION, Fourth Edition.
1. Introduction. 2. The Way Research Proceeds. 3. Single System Designs. 4. Research Designs for Group Comparisons. 5. Understanding and Using Research Instruments. 6. Survey Research. 7. Developing Data Collection Instruments: Scales and Questionnaires. 8. Unobtrusive Approaches To Data Collection: Secondary Data and Content Analysis. 9. Data Analysis. 10. Program Evaluation. 11. Qualitative Research. 12. Ethical Thinking and Research. 13. Writing Research Reports and Journal Articles. Appendices.