Practising Social Work Research: Case Studies for Learning
University of Toronto Press, May 1, 2010 - Social Science - 277 pages
Research is as critical to social work practice as individual and group counseling skills, policy analysis, or community development. Using an approach similar to those adopted in direct practice courses, this book integrates research with social work practice and in so doing, promotes an understanding and appreciation of the research process to social work students.
Sixteen case studies adapted from actual events and case files illustrate different research approaches, including quantitative, qualitative, single subject, and mixed methods. Through these real-life examples, the authors demonstrate the processes of conceptualization, operationalization, sampling, data collection and processing, and implementation. Designed to help the student and practitioner become more comfortable with the research process, Practising Social Work Research uses a student-centered approach that capitalizes on the strengths that social work students bring to assessment and problem solving.
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BRIEF CASE STUDIES
3a Conceptualization and Operationalization
3a Malcolms School Attendance during Intervention
Case studies I Birnbaum Rachel 1954 II Pierce Barbara Decker 1949
5c A Problematic Question
5h Normalizing Questions
10a Example of a CustomDesigned Questionnaire
4a Ndinas Average Hourly Vocalizations
5a A Questionnaire to Critique 1445