Designed to help students develop skills in evaluating research and conducting studies, this brief version of Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt’s popular, The Practice of Research in Social Work, makes principles of evidence-based practice come alive through illustrations of actual social work research. With integration of the CSWE Competencies, the text addresses issues and concerns common to the discipline and encourages students to address diversity and ethics when planning and evaluating research studies. The Second Edition includes a focus on qualitative research, a new chapter on research ethics, new sections on mixed methods research and community-based participatory research, and more.
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About the Author
Rafael J. Engel, Ph D, is associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph D (1988) from the University of Wisconsin, his MSW (1979) from the University of Michigan, and his BA (1978) from the University of Pennsylvania. He coordinates the graduate certificate program in aging and is the principal investigator for the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education. He has written Fundamentals of Social Work Research (with Russell Schutt) and Measuring Race and Ethnicity (with Larry E. Davis). He is co-editor-in-chief of the journal, Intergenerational Relations and a member of the editorial board of Race and Social Problems. He has authored journal articles on such topics as poverty in later life, welfare benefits, and depressive symptomatology, and he has written a variety of monographs reporting agency-based evaluations. His research experience includes funded research studies on gambling, faith-based organizations, and employment in later life as well as funded evaluation research studies on welfare-to-work programs and drug and alcohol prevention programs. His most recent research involves older adults and gambling prevention.
Russell K. Schutt, Ph D, is a professor and the chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts Mental Health Center). He completed his BA, MA, and Ph D (1977) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University (1977–1979). His other books include Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research and Fundamentals of Social Work Research (with Ray Engel), Making Sense of the Social World (with Dan Chambliss), and Research Methods in Psychology (with Paul G. Nestor)all with SAGE Publications, as well as Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness (Harvard University Press) and Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (coedited with Larry J. Seidman and Matcheri S. Keshavan, also Harvard University Press). Most of his peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters focus on the effect of social context on cognition, satisfaction, functioning, and recidivism, the orientations of service recipients and of service and criminal justice personnel, and the organization of health and social services. He is currently a coinvestigator for a randomized trial of peer support for homeless dually diagnosed veterans, funded by the Veterans Administration.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Science, Society, and Social Work ResearchChapter 2. The Process and Problems of Social Work ResearchChapter 3. Ethical and Scientific Guidelines for Social Work ResearchChapter 4. Conceptualization and MeasurementChapter 5. SamplingChapter 6. Group Experimental DesignsChapter 7. Single-Subject DesignChapter 8. Survey ResearchChapter 9. Qualitative Methods: Observing, Participating, ListeningChapter 10. Mixing Methods and Comparing Methods and StudiesChapter 11. Evaluation ResearchChapter 12. Quantitative Data AnalysisChapter 13. Qualitative Data AnalysisChapter 14. Reporting ResearchAppendix A: Questions to Ask About a Quantitative Research ArticleAppendix B: How to Read a Quantitative Research ArticleAppendix C: Questions to Ask About a Qualitative Research ArticleAppendix D: How to Read a Qualitative Research ArticleGlossary