Research Methods for Social Work

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Social Science - 672 pages
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Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, Seventh Edition strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie's classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as the authors' clear and often humorous writing style. Combining a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach helps students overcome the fear-factor often associated with this course. Relevant examples from real-world settings consistently help students see the connections between research and social work practice. In response to the move toward teaching evidence-based practice throughout the curriculum, the new edition also enhances coverage of evidence-based practice as well as keeps the text in line with other accreditation requirements based on the recently revised EPAS guidelines. Comprehensive, friendly, accurate, and integrating the best of technology, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e is an excellent text that can be used across undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels of study.
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Contents

An Introduction to Scientific Inquiry in Social Work
1
The Ethical Political and Cultural Context of Social Work Research
73
Problem Formulation and Measurement
131
Designs for Evaluating Programs and Practice
243
DataCollection Methods with Large Sources of Data
349
Qualitative Research Methods
435
Analysis of Quantitative Data
499
Writing Research Proposals and Reports
573
Using the Library
599
Statistics for Estimating Sampling Error
607
Glossary
617
Bibliography
631
Index
643
PracticeRelated Issues
655
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, Allen Rubin served as a researcher for the Council on Social Work Education before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in 1979, where he remains as the Bert Kruger Smith Centennial Professor. Renowned in social work, Dr. Rubin has published numerous research studies on social work practice and is a past president of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestseller, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (Cengage).

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