Research Methods in Social Work / Edition 4

Research Methods in Social Work / Edition 4

by David Royse, David Royse
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534506089

ISBN-13: 9780534506087

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This book shows students the connection between research and practice. It explains how research informs practice and how practice affects research and how the two together allow the worker to affect clients' lives and advance the profession. The book provides basic concepts of the research process and shows students how to understand their findings. The book

Overview

This book shows students the connection between research and practice. It explains how research informs practice and how practice affects research and how the two together allow the worker to affect clients' lives and advance the profession. The book provides basic concepts of the research process and shows students how to understand their findings. The book introduces readers to the basic concepts of the research process: using questionnaires; different methods for collecting, preparing and analyzing data; program evaluation; and writing proposals and research reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534506087
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. The Way Research Proceeds. 3. Ethical Thinking and Research. 4. Single System Designs. 5. Research Designs for Group Comparisons. 6. Understanding and Using Research Instruments. 7. Developing Data Collection Instruments: Scales and Questionnaires. 8. Survey Research. 9. Unobtrusive Approaches to Data Collection: Secondary Data and Content Analysis. 10. Qualitative Research. 11. Program Evaluation. 12. Data Analysis. 13. Professional Writing: Proposals, Research Reports and Journal Articles. Appendices. Answers to Self-Review Questions. Index.

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