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Social work research and evaluation : foundations of evidence-based practice

Author: Richard M Grinnell; Yvonne A Unrau
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Tenth editionView all editions and formats
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Introduction -- Problems, questions, and hypotheses -- The quantitative approach -- The qualitative approach -- The mixed methods approach -- Research ethics -- Research with minority and disadvantaged groups -- Finding existing evidence -- Evaluating existing evidence -- Evidence-based practice -- Issues for evidence-based practitioners -- Measurement -- Standardized measuring instruments -- Designing measuring  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Grinnell; Yvonne A Unrau
ISBN: 9780199988310 0199988315
OCLC Number: 849510134
Description: xxxi, 717 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Problems, questions, and hypotheses --
The quantitative approach --
The qualitative approach --
The mixed methods approach --
Research ethics --
Research with minority and disadvantaged groups --
Finding existing evidence --
Evaluating existing evidence --
Evidence-based practice --
Issues for evidence-based practitioners --
Measurement --
Standardized measuring instruments --
Designing measuring instruments --
Sampling --
Group designs --
Single-subject designs --
Structured observation --
Interviewing --
Survey research --
Secondary analysis --
Quantitative content analysis --
Qualitative content analysis --
Selecting a data collection method --
Quantitative data analysis --
Qualitative data analysis: a theoretical approach --
Qualitative data analysis: a step-by-step approach --
Evaluating quantitative studies --
Evaluating qualitative studies --
Positivistic research proposals --
Interpretive research proposals --
Writing research reports --
Program evaluation.
Responsibility: [edited by] Richard M. Grinnell, Jr. and Yvonne A. Unrau.

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