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Research design for social work and the human services

Author: Jeane W Anastas
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Going beyond the "how to" approach of many textbooks to underscore the assumptions and biases that guide all scholarly investigation, Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates a range of research techniques into a single epistemological framework and presents a balanced approach to the teaching of research methods in the "helping professions.""--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Anastas, Jeane W.
Research design for social work and the human services.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999
(DLC) 99038959
(OCoLC)41880350
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeane W Anastas
ISBN: 023150408X 9780231504089 9780231529280 0231529287
OCLC Number: 51533722
Notes: Revised edition of: Research design for social work and the human services / Jeane W. Anastas and Marian L. MacDonald. c1994.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 599 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Research design in context. The nature of science in the helping professions --
The problem formulation process --
pt. 2. Types of research designs. Flexible method research --
Flexible methods : case study design --
Fixed methods : descriptive research --
Fixed methods : relational and longitudinal research --
Fixed methods : experimental research --
Single-subject designs --
pt. 3. The elements of research design. Research ethics for the helping professions --
Who will be studied : sampling --
Basic issues in data collection --
pt. 4. Methods of data collection. Observation --
Interviewing --
Questionnaire design --
Selecting an existing measure --
pt. 5. Methods of data analysis and dissemination. The content analysis of narrative data --
Descriptive statistics --
Principles of inferential statistics --
Computer-assisted data analysis --
Writing about research.
Responsibility: Jeane W. Anastas.

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