This concise but comprehensive book introduces readers to the basic concepts of the research process; including using questionnaires; collecting, preparing, and analyzing data; program evaluation; and writing research reports.
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, including two for Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning: RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK, Sixth Edition, and PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION, Fifth 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.