APPRAISING AND USING SOCIAL RESEAR

APPRAISING AND USING SOCIAL RESEAR

by Michael Sheppard

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843102892
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Michael Sheppard is Professor of Social Work at the University of Plymouth and has been involved in professional education for nearly twenty years. A qualified social worker, he has specialised in mental health and child care in practice and has also worked as a psychiatric nurse. He has published widely in the field and is the author of Prevention and Coping in Child and Family Care, also published by Jessica Kingsley.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Appraising and Using Social Research in the Human Services. 3. Some Key Issues in Appraising Social Research. 4. Questionnaire Design for Quantitative Research: Structured Instruments. 5. Surveys and Sampling. 6. Experimental and Quasi Experimental Designs. 7. The Qualitative Interview. 8. Ethnography and Practice. 9. Content Analysis and Grounded Theory. 10. Qualitative Evaluation. 11. Multimethod Research. 12. Afterword. Glossary of Key Terms in Social Research. References. Index.

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