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Essential research methods for social work

Author: Allen Rubin; Earl R Babbie
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Thomson/Brooks/Cole, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides you with the information and practice you need to conduct research methods in social work.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Rubin; Earl R Babbie
ISBN: 0495006580 9780495006589 0495803901 9780495803904
OCLC Number: 66465391
Notes: " ... A sort of middle-ground text ... that still provides essential research methods content in sufficent depth and breadth, with social work illustrations ... The book ... represents our attempt to provide that sort of text and meet the need our colleagues have expressed"--Pref.
Description: xviii, 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The utility of research in social work --
How do social workers know things? --
Factors influencing the research process --
Ethical issues in social work research --
Culturally competent research --
Reviewing literature and developing research questions --
Conceptualization in quantitative and qualitative inquiry --
Measurement in quantitative and qualitative inquiry --
Quantitative and qualitative measurement instruments --
Surveys --
Sampling quantitative and qualitative approaches --
Group designs for evaluating programs and practice --
Program evaluation --
Single-case evaluation designs --
Additional methods in qualitative inquiry --
Analyzing available records: quantitative and qualitative methods --
Quantitativeve data analysis --
Qualitative data analysis --
Writing research proposals --
Writing social work research reports.
Responsibility: Allen Rubin, Earl Babbie.

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" Helping social work students see that research and practice are not distinct, but essential to one another, is the great task of social work educators today. Finding the workable linguistic and Read more...

 
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