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.

Research Methods in Social Work


Author: David Daniel Royse
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534506087
Category: Social Science
Page: 359
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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.

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.

Field Instruction

A Guide for Social Work Students, Updated Edition
Author: David Royse,Surjit Singh Dhooper,Elizabeth Lewis Rompf
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205892817
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. A field manual organized around 100+ of the most common questions students ask in their field placements. This book is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. This series helps students understand and master CSWE’s core competencies with a variety of pedagogy highlighted competency content and critical thinking questions for the competencies throughout. For those beginning their first social work field experience, Field Instruction: A Guide for Social Work Students addresses the most common questions, concerns, and problems students encounter and provides them with essential information for completing the field experience successfully. Field Instruction: A Guide for Social Work Students is structured so that "early" questions about preparing for the first interview are presented ahead of more complicated issues such as resolving ethical dilemmas. This edition provides instructors with already designed exercises that they can select and tailor to students’ specific learning needs. These exercises are designed to promote involvement with the content of the text and to develop critical thinking and self-reflection. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning — MySocialWorkLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking — Exercises within the text promote critical thinking and critical thinking questions tied to CSWE’s core competencies are included throughout (in margins). Engage Students — Case examples and questions prepare students for the field. Exercises help students work through questions they have. Videos and cases in MySocialWorkLab engage students and help them apply theory to practice. Explore Current Issues — Inclusion of contemporary topics, such as safety, child abuse, diversity, legal issues, and stress. Apply CSWE Core Competencies — Integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS throughout — highlights competencies and practice behaviors and includes expensive pedagogy. MySocialWorkLab adds value with core competency videos and hundreds of competency-based questions. Support Instructors — AnInstructor’s Manual and MySocialWorkLab with Pearson eText are included in the outstanding supplements package. Note: MySocialWorkLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocialWorkLab, please visit: www.mysocialworklab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocialWorkLab (at no additional cost). VP: 0205042481

Research Methods for Social Workers


Author: Bonnie L. Yegidis,Robert W. Weinbach,Laura L. Myers
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134511255
Category: Political Science
Page: 360
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Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to MyEducationLab® with Pearson eText. To order MyEducationLab® with Pearson eText packaged with the bound book, use ISBN 0134491130. For courses in Research Methods in Social Work. Helps current and future social work professionals become evidence-based practitioners. Research Methods for Social Workers, Eighth Edition is written in a crisp, straightforward style and refers to contemporary social work practice on virtually every page. Examples are real and reflect situations that social workers encounter every day. The authors present research as a logical, non-intimidating activity that is inextricably linked to social work practice. The text contains no unnecessary research terminology or references to obscure understanding, and necessary terminology is italicized and explained. Even students with no prior research background will find it interesting and easy to understand. All content is consistent with both current Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation standards and curriculum policy guidelines. This revision is now a part of Pearson Education’s Connecting Core Competencies series–comprised of foundation-level texts that foster student success in learning the core competencies as stated in 2015 by the Council on Social Work Education. Also available with MyEducationLab® This title is also available with MyEducationLab - an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with the text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment students practice what they've learned, test their understanding, and receive feedback to guide their learning and ensure they master key learning outcomes.

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.

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 Methods in Social Work Research


Author: Deborah Padgett
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412951925
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.

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.

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.

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.

Data Analysis for Social Workers


Author: Denise Montcalm,David Daniel Royse
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205289035
Category: Social Science
Page: 315
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This book provides readers with an understanding of the important considerations directly related to analyzing various forms of data - both qualitative and quantitative. While practice problems are included so that readers can self-test their knowledge of major concepts, the book does not drown its readers in page after page of problem sets and tedious calculations. The numerous practice examples of concepts, and the engaging, conversational writing style will be appealing and effective for many types of learners. For anyone with an interest in introductory statistics as it relates to social work.

Sarstedt/Schütz, IBM SPSS Syntax

Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung
Author: Marko Sarstedt,Tobias Schütz
Publisher: Vahlen
ISBN: 3800643626
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 196
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Der souveräne Umgang mit der SPSS Syntax bietet einen unschätzbaren Vorteil für die tägliche Arbeit von Anwendern, die mit der Analyse von Daten zu tun haben. Das Buch ist eine integrierte Einführung in die Steuersprache von IBM SPSS Statistics für Studenten, Forscher und Praktiker. Es behandelt neben den notwendigen Grundlagen die Themengebiete Datenaufbereitung, Datentrans-formation und -modifikation. Weitere Themengebiete umfassen die Makro- und Matrixsprache, die in der 2. Auflage deutlich erweitert worden sind. Die Neuauflage wurde von Grund auf neu bearbeitet und um zahlreiche typische Anwendungsbeispiele ergänzt, die anhand realer Daten u.?a. des J.?D. Power and Associates Customer Satisfaction Index veranschaulicht werden. Die zugehörigen Datensätze sind als kostenloses Zusatzmaterial im Internet erhältlich.

The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice


Author: Ronet D. Bachman,Russell K. Schutt
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506306837
Category: Social Science
Page: 544
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The Practice of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice, Sixth Edition continues to demonstrate the vital role research plays by integrating in-depth, real-world case studies with a comprehensive discussion of research methods. By pairing research techniques with practical examples from the field, Ronet D. Bachman and Russell K. Schutt equip students to evaluate and conduct research. Covering research findings from critical areas in criminal justice, such as police use of force, cybercrime, and race, this text helps students understand the importance of research, not just the process. The Sixth Edition of this best-selling text retains the strengths of previous editions while breaking ground with emergent research methods, enhanced tools for learning in the text and online, and contemporary, fascinating research findings. Students engage with the wide realm of new research methods available to them, delve deeper into topics relevant to their field of study, and benefit from the wide variety of new exercises to help them practice as they learn.

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.

Making Sense of Research in Nursing, Health and Social Care


Author: Pam Moule
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1526430916
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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What is research and how does it work in the context of nursing, health and social care? Now in its 6th edition, this easy to read guide keeps on providing a concise overview of the different research methods and terminology and helps readers understand how research is implemented in practice. The new edition includes: o Case examples of real research from a variety of settings and countries o Updates in light of the new NMC standards, more on critical appraisal tools and service improvement o Chapter learning outcomes and key points o A companion website featuring an interactive glossary, reflective exercises and free access to SAGE journal articles for students, as well as SAGE videos and seminar notes for lecturers and more This is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nursing and health in the UK and internationally.