In this extensive revision of their best-selling research methods text for social workers, Rubin and Babbie retain the integrity of their comprehensive, quantitative approach, while truly integrating increased coverage of qualitative methods. This text has been acclaimed for the depth and breadth of coverage and the clear and often humorous writing style. Without losing those winning qualities, the authors have created a new edition that provides a balanced and up-to-date presentation, current coverage of technological advances in research, the impact of managed care, and other topics of emerging importance. Considered the best social work research methods resource, Rubin and Babbie's text balances depth of content with student-friendly examples and consistently helps students see the connections between research and social work practice.
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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. He has published numerous research studies on social work practice and is a past president of the Society for Social Work and Research.
A native of New England, Earl Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and began teaching shortly thereafter. Earl Babbie has written several texts for Thomson Wadsworth, including the best-selling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.
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