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Research at grass roots : for the social sciences and human services professions

Author: A S De Vos
Publisher: Pretoria : Van Schaik, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A S De Vos
ISBN: 0627026125 9780627026126
OCLC Number: 61310655
Description: xvi, 471 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A: Research in the Human service professions --
The sciences and the professions --
Scientific theory and professional research --
Professional research and professional practice --
Ethical aspects of research in the social sciences and human service professions --
Introduction to the research process --
B: Steps common to both the quantitative and qualitative research processes --
Selection of a researchable topic --
Problem formulation --
Writing the research proposal --
C: Steps unique to the quantitative process --
In-depth review of literature --
Single-system design --
Quantitative data-collection methods --
sampling and sampling methods --
The pilot study --
Quantitative data analysis and interpretation --
Writing the research report --
C: Steps unique to the qualitative process --
The place of theory and the literature review in the qualitative approach to research --
Qualitative research designs --
Information collection: participant observation --
--
Information collection: interviewing --
--
Information collection: document study and secondary analysis --
Sampling and pilot study in qualitative research --
Qualitative data analysis and interpretation --
Qualitative research report --
E: types of research --
Combined quantitative and qualitative approach --
Programme evaluation --
intervention research --
Participatory action research --
Conceptual analysis in research --
Building a scientific base for the helping professions.
Responsibility: A.S. de Vos [and others].

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