The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods / Edition 1

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods / Edition 1

by Bruce A. Thyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761919058

ISBN-13: 9780761919056

Pub. Date: 12/29/2000

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This volume is the definitive resource for anyone doing research in social work. It details both quantitative and qualitative methods and data collection, as well as suggesting the methods appropriate to particular types of studies. It also covers issues such as ethics, gender and ethnicity, and offers advice on how to write up and present your research.  See more details below

Overview

This volume is the definitive resource for anyone doing research in social work. It details both quantitative and qualitative methods and data collection, as well as suggesting the methods appropriate to particular types of studies. It also covers issues such as ethics, gender and ethnicity, and offers advice on how to write up and present your research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761919056
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/29/2000
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to Social Work Research - Bruce A Thyer
PART ONE: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES
Overview of Quantitative Research Methods - Phyllis Solomon and Jeffrey Draine
Probability and Sampling - William R Nugent
Reliability and Validity in Quantitative Measurement - Catheleen Jordan and Richard A Hoefer
Locating Instruments - Kevin Corcoran
Statistics for Social Workers - J T Stocks
Descriptive Studies - Barbara Thomlison
Surveys - Carol T Mowbray and Mieko Yoshihama
Needs Assessment - Leslie M Tutty and Michael A Rothery
Randomized Controlled Trials - Ram A Cnaan and Guy Enosh
Using Cost, Procedure, Process and Outcome Analysis - Brian T Yates, Peter J Delany and Dorothy Lockwood Dillard
Single Systems Designs - Bruce A Thyer
PART TWO: QUALITATIVE APPROACHES
An Overview of Qualitative Methods - Michael J Holosko
Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research - Cynthia Franklin and Michelle Ballan
Narrative Case Studies - Jerrold R Brandell and Theodore Varkas
In-Depth Interviews - Harriet Goodmand
Ethnographic Research Methods - Christine T Lowery
Participant Observation - R Kevin Gringsby
Grounded Theory and Other Inductive Research Methods - Jane F Gilgun
PART THREE: CONCEPTUAL RESEARCH
Theory Development - Francis J Turner
Historical Research - John R Graham and Alean Al-Krenawi
Literature Reviews - Karen Sowers, Rodney A Ellis and Nancy Meyer-Adams
Critical Analysis - William M Epstein
PART FOUR: GENERAL ISSUES
Ethical Issues - Frederic G Reamer
Gender, Ethnicity and Race Matters - Antoinette Y Rodgers-Farmer and Miriam Potocky-Tripodi
Comparative International Research - Elaine T Jurkowski and Martin B Tracy
Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods - Charles D Cowger and Goutham Menon
Applying for Research Grants - Scott Geron and Gail S Steketee
Disseminating Research Findings - Dianne F Harrison and C Aaron Mc Neece

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