Research for Effective Social Work Practice / Edition 3 available in Paperback
In this book and companion website you will find:
■ A practice-oriented description of qualitative and quantitative research methods that engages rather than intimidates students
■ Illustrations of real-life research and evaluation from different levels of social work practice, encompassing many populations
■ Attention to the ethics and politics of research at each phase of the process, from the identification of an issue through reporting findings
■ Exercises that provide hands-on learning opportunities in research and evaluation
■ A historical, strengths-based perspective on research and evaluation in social work that teaches empowerment and professionalism
■ Six in-depth, interactive, easy-to-access cases, that include data in SPSS and Excel
■ A wealth of instructor-only resources available at www.routledgesw.com/research, including sample syllabi, links, multiple-choice, and free-response test items all linked to current EPAS standards, and PowerPoint presentations.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Judy Krysik is an Associate Professor in Social Work at Arizona State University, Phoenix, and Director of the ASU Center for Child Well-Being. She teaches research methods, evaluation, program planning, and practice with children and families. Her current research pursuits focus on infants and toddlers in out-of-home care and community collaboration in the field of child welfare. She is a member of the NASW National Ethics Committee and she serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Social Work Education, Social Work Research, and the Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics.
Table of Contents
Preface About the Authors Acknowledgements 1. The Context of Social Work Research 2. The Politics and Ethics of Social Work Research 3. Research Problems and Research Questions 4. Single Subject Research 5. Research in Agencies and Communities 6. Qualitative Research with Dr. Robin Bonifas 7. Group Research Design 8. Sampling 9. Measurement 10. Data Collection and Data Entry 11. Descriptions of Quantitative Data 12. Bivariate Statistics and Statistical Inference 13. A Researcher’s Writing and Presentation Tools References Glossary/Index
What People are Saying About This
Research for Effective Social Work Practice is the best methods textbook that I have ever used in the classroom. My students find the examples in the book extremely relevant and relatable. The accessibility of the language makes it fun and interesting to read. Yes, I said fun! My students have responded to this research text like no other.
Karen Gerdes, Social Work, Arizona State University
I applaud the authors in their continuing efforts to improve an already excellent product. The text is well organized with numerous examples that assist students to be competent researchers and research consumers. It is a one of the few texts that provides information on both qualitative and quantitative research in a clear and engaging manner. I highly recommend the book!
Glenn Stone, Social Work, Ball State University
This text provides an important framework for research faculty and students. All of the essential elements for preparing students to become informed consumers of contemporary research are provided in this one work, and the connection to practice is evident every step of the way.
Jody Brook, Social Welfare, University of Kansas