Research Methods in Social Work


Author: David Royse
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780840032270
Category: Social Science
Page: 387
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Don't get lost in research methods -- succeed in the class with RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK. This how-to book includes simplified, step-by-step instructions using real-world data and scenarios. Plus, it comes with updated tools that show you how to create a research project and write a thesis proposal. Every chapter comes with self-assessment sections so you can see how you're doing and prepare effectively for the test.

Essential Research Methods for Social Work


Author: Allen Rubin,Earl Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495604372
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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This briefer version of Rubin and Babbie’s popular and respected text, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, provides students with a research methods text that is more concise in its treatment of technical research content yet still offers the social work-specific illustrations, applications, and constant focus on the utility of social work research in social work practice. A book-specific website accompanies the text, providing students with tutorial quizzes and links to additional related concepts. Outlines, introductions, boxes, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and Internet exercises help students easily find the information and practice they need to succeed in the course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods


Author: Bruce Thyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412958393
Category: Social Science
Page: 654
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In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field are reflected and updated in The Handbook of Soical Work Research Methods, Second Edition. This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet. This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work.

Research Methods in Social Work


Author: David Daniel Royse
Publisher: Burnham, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780830415335
Category: Social service
Page: 372
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This concise but comprehensive book introduces readers to the basic concepts of the research process; including using questionnaires; collecting, preparing, and analyzing data; program evaluation; and writing research reports.

Research Methods for Social Workers


Author: Bonnie L. Yegidis,Robert W. Weinbach,Laura L. Myers
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205820115
Category: Political Science
Page: 338
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This social work research methods text is written in an accessible, reader-friendly style and includes numerous examples of how research can be used to inform social work practice. It is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series that integrates CSWE's core competencies and practice behaviors throughout.

Research: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide


Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199802609
Category: Social Science
Page: 24
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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.

Social Work Research and Evaluation

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice
Author: Richard M. Grinnell,Yvonne A. Unrau
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195301528
Category: Social Science
Page: 610
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This book is the longest standing and most widely adopted text in the field of social work research and evaluation. As stated in the book's preface, it is intended for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate social work students in a one-semester research methods course. Since the first edition in 1981, this edition is designed to provide social work students with the basic methodological foundation they need in order to successfully complete more advanced research courses that focus on single-system designs or program evaluations. With its customarily straightforward user-friendly writing style by renowned educators, this edition will continue to maintain its notoriety as the premier social work research methods text. Thoroughly revised and updated, the chapters offer a wealth of new research examples and references, accessible diagrams of essential concepts and processes, and extended coverage of core social work research methods and recent developments. For example, with the inclusion of four new chapters on the evidence-based approach to social work practice, the book emphasizes how important this approach has become, and provides a rock-solid foundation for understanding how to evaluate and interpret research findings that have been derived from research studies-the minimal skills needed for evidence-based social work practitioners.

Research Methods for Generalist Social Work


Author: Christine R. Marlow
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0840033273
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK offers students a clear, down-to-earth introduction to the concepts of research methodology. Marlow's accessible research methods text consistently demonstrates the link between social work research and generalist social work practice, making the methodology easy to grasp. RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK helps social work students discover the relevance of research to social work practitioners. The text provides new learning objectives that are tied to specific learning outcomes at the end of each chapter, helping students retain the material. In addition, RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK features new chapter exercises and expanded coverage of ethical discussions and diversity integration. The updated text also reflects CSWE requirements for a global perspective. METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK draws examples from the international social work literature and now includes an increased discussion of evidence-based practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Research Methods for Social Work


Author: Allen Rubin,Earl Babbie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 049509515X
Category: Social Science
Page: 688
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This best-selling text that has empowered more than 100,000 students just like you! Considered the best social work research methods resource, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK balances essential content with enlightening examples, consistently revealing the important connections between real research and true-to-life social work practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Evidence-Based Practice With Women

Toward Effective Social Work Practice With Low-Income Women
Author: Martha Markward,Bonnie Yegidis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412975751
Category: Social Science
Page: 237
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Social Work Practice with Women: An Evidence Based Approach is a key text for courses on Social Work Practice and Women in Social Work. Women constitute a large proportion of clients seeking treatment and often present with issues that are unique. This book focuses on the major mental health issues faced by women in social care and it will present empirically validated ways of assessing and treating clients. This is the first book to focus broadly on women in treatment and evidence based approaches in social work. The book will focus on assessing and treating women with the following mental health issues: 1) generalized anxiety disorder 2) PTSD and Trauma (including sexual abuse) 3) Treating depression 4) substance abuse treatment 5) Eating disorders.

Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research


Author: Deborah K. Padgett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412951933
Category: Social Science
Page: 281
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The Second Edition of Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research provides accessible how-to instruction for social work and other practice-based researchers interested in carrying out rigorous and relevant qualitative research. This comprehensive, expanded version offers a sophisticated introduction to qualitative methods based upon six major approaches: ethnography, grounded theory, case study, narrative, phenomenological, and participatory action research. Similar to the earlier edition, this Second Edition is a highly readable introduction to qualitative research that combines attention to methodological rigor with pragmatic concerns for real-world relevance.

The Practice of Research in Social Work


Author: Rafael J. Engel,Russell K. Schutt
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412968917
Category: Social Science
Page: 583
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Principles of evidence-based practice come alive through illustrations of actual social work research in this Second Edition of Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt's innovative The Practice of Research in Social Work. The authors introduce research methods as an integrated set of techniques for investigating the problems encountered in social work, directly linking each topic to issues associated with ethics, diversity, and evidence-based practice. Enabling students to critically evaluate research literature and develop the skills to engage in research and practice evaluation, the book emphasizes methods of particular concern in social work research and devotes chapters to group, survey, single subject, and qualitative designs.

Qualitative Research in Social Work


Author: Anne E. Fortune,William J. Reid,Robert L. Miller, Jr.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231535449
Category: Social Science
Page: 592
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In this volume, progressive experts survey recent trends in qualitative study, which relies on small sample groups and interview data to better represent the context and complexity of social work practice. Chapters address different approaches to qualitative inquiry, applications to essential areas of research and practice, integration of qualitative and quantitative methods, and epistemological issues. This second edition brings even greater depth and relevance to social work qualitative research, including new material that tackles traditional research concerns, such as data quality, ethics, and epistemological stances, and updated techniques in data collection and analysis. To increase the usefulness for students and researchers, the editors have reorganized the text to present basic principles first and then their applications, and they have increased their focus on ethics, values, and theory. New and revised illustrative studies highlight more than ever the connection between effective research and improved social functioning among individuals and groups. The collection continues to feature scholars and practitioners who have shaped the social work research practice canon for more than twenty years, while also adding the innovative work of up-and-coming talent.

Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research


Author: Deborah K. Padgett
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323307
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Qualitative Methods in Social Work Research provides accessible, how-to instruction for carrying out rigorous qualitative research. Deborah K. Padgett’s thoroughly revised Third Edition offers a comprehensive introduction to qualitative methods based on six major approaches: ethnography, grounded theory, case study, narrative, phenomenological, and participatory action research. Readers will appreciate the book’s ease of use, friendly writing style, and helpful cases/examples that combine attention to methodological rigor with pragmatic concerns for real-world relevance.

The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability, 6th Edition


Author: Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LCP, DCMHS, CRC, CCM,Irmo Marini, PhD, DSc, CRC, CLCP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106560
Category: Psychology
Page: 568
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"This edition...adds an important international perspective on illness and disability. The personal narratives help bring the real world of people who are suffering to the forefront of the scientific discourse."--Doody's Medical Reviews Now in its sixth edition, this best-selling textbook continues to be the most comprehensive and diverse text available on the psychosocial aspects of disability. It examines current thought and treatment approaches to working with individuals with disabilities through the contributions of expert thinkers and practitioners in the disability field. Abundant and insightful narratives by disabled individuals offer a bridge between theory and practice for students in rehabilitation psychology and counseling courses. In addition to completely updated and reorganized material, this edition contains insightful new section introductions, empirically based research articles, and the contributions of international researchers presenting a more global and richer perspective on the psychosocial aspects of disability and illness. It also contains an increased focus on the negative impact of societal attitudes and treatment of disabled individuals on their psychological adjustment to disability. The addition of objectives at the beginning of each chapter and review questions and personal perspectives at the end of each chapter further facilitate in-depth learning. Key Features: Presents the most comprehensive and diverse coverage of psychosocial aspects of disability topics of any textbook available Examines contemporary thinking and treatment approaches in working with individuals with disabilities Provides a bridge between theory and practice through the narratives of individuals with disabilities Establishes a historical understanding of societal attitudes toward disability and treatment past and present of persons with disabilities Analyzes barriers to enabling persons with disabilities and improving social consciousness and quality of life for this population Facilitates course planning through inclusion of objectives and review questions/personal perspectives in each chapter

Research Techniques for Clinical Social Workers


Author: M. Elizabeth Vonk,Tony Tripodi,Irwin Epstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508549
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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This volume has long been an invaluable resource for students and practitioners of social work. It thoroughly and clearly presents research concepts and skills, uniquely organizing them according to assessment and treatment formulation, treatment implementation and monitoring, and evaluation. Also, numerous practice cases and detailed exercises offer a complete grasp of crucial concepts and techniques. This new edition reflects contemporary developments in practice research, such as an emphasis on empirical or evidence-based practice; the importance of evaluation within the managed-care environment; the role of social work ethics in practice research; the value of qualitative research methodology for particular aspects of monitoring and evaluation; and the role of computer technology and the use of the Internet.

Program Evaluation

An Introduction
Author: N.A
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780830415366
Category: Psychology
Page: 401
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Praised by instructors and students alike, PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION helps your students evaluate services and programs using scientifically credible research tools. In the process of learning these evaluation techniques and skills, they will also become proficient at critically analyzing evaluation studies conducted by others. The authors present and simplify all the essentials needed for a critical appreciation of evaluation issues and methodology. From this text, students will learn how to gather evidence and demonstrate that their interventions and programs are effective in improving clients' lives. This text is known for its student-friendly writing style and clear presentation of concepts, as well as its hands-on and applied focus.

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services


Author: Jeane W. Anastas
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231529287
Category: Social Science
Page: 608
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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." Jeane W. Anastas begins with a discussion of the different philosophical perspectives within which social research occurs and continues with problem formulation, research design, and methodological issues influencing data collection, analysis, and dissemination. She presents both fixed (quantitative) and flexible (qualitative) methods of research, granting legitimacy, value, utility, and relevance to both styles of inquiry. Utilizing complete case studies to illustrate different methodological approaches, Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates material on women and people of color, and draws attention to the ways racism, heterosexism, sexism, and classism affect the conceptualization and conduct of research. Anastas not only exposes these biases but actively addresses the experiences, needs, and concerns of clients of both genders and different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultures, and classes.

Tools for Strengths-Based Assessment and Evaluation


Author: Dr. Catherine Simmons, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107621
Category: Social Science
Page: 560
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Catherine Simmons, PhD, LCSW ìDrs. Simmons and Lehmann have given all of us in the helping professionsópractitioners and researchers alikeóa comprehensive resource for finding and selecting psychometrically sound, practical, strengths-based measures that we can use not only to ëlook at the resultsí but to do so in a way that we ëmeasure others by their strengths.í We look forward to seeing this invaluable resourceÖon every social workerís desk in the coming years.î -John G. Orme, PhD, MSW Professor, University of Tennessee -Terri Combs-Orme, PhD The Urban Child Institute Endowed Professor Traditionally, assessment and evaluation have focused on the negative aspects or deficits of a clientís presentation. Yet strengths, health, and those things that are going ìrightî in a personís life are key protective factors in the prevention and treatment of many mental health problems. Thus, measuring strengths is an important component of a balanced assessment and evaluation process. This is the first compendium of more than 150 valid and reliable strengths-based assessment tools that clinicians, researchers, educators, and program evaluators can use to assess a wide array of positive attributes, including well-being, mindfulness, optimism, resilience, humor, aspirations, values, sources of support, emotional intelligence, and much more. These tools provide a clear picture of an individualís strengths while being easy to complete, score, and interpret. The scales and instruments included are consistently formatted, organized according to construct measures, and include tools for working with adults, couples, families, children, and special populations. They represent a wide range of theoretical approaches and were written by a diverse array of professionals, including social workers, psychologists, nurses, physicians, and sociologists. Partial List of Instruments: Assessing Emotions Scale Affective Balance Scale Flourishing Scale Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Positive States of Mind Scale Measure of Expectations for Partner Multidimensional Sense of Humor Scale Parenting Sense of Competence Scale Personal Well-being Index Proactive Coping Inventory Psychological Empowerment Scale Stress-Related Growth Scale Social Well-being Scales Wellness Beliefs Scale