Research Methods for Social Workers Plus MySocialWorkLab with eText -- Access Card Package (7th Edition) (Connecting Core Competencies)

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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.

 

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The Fifth Edition of Research Methods for Social Workers includes new information on needs assessment, how quantitative and qualitative methods can be used together, more coverage of ethical issues throughout the text and an updated literature review section.

Highlights of the Fifth Edition:

  • Revised material on program evaluation, including content on the use of needs assessments in existing programs, and on how quantitative and qualitative methods can be used together to produce more accurate data.
  • Evaluation of research practice is discussed alongside research data in order to help build a professional base of knowledge.
  • Special emphasis of ethical issues appears in the discussions of program evaluations and single system research.
  • Added content is included on various methods of evaluating individual practice effectiveness.
  • An up-to-date literature review section reflects changes such as Internet searches and discusses the different uses of the literature review in qualitative and quantitative studies.
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The authors are social work instructors who understand the realities of social work practice and have included many social work practice examples. The book is ideal for readers with little or no prior knowledge of research. This edition infuses content in three major areas. First, qualitative research methods are discussed and appropriate examples are offered throughout the book. Secondly, research to evaluate practice, while still the focus of the last two chapters, is discussed alongside research for building a professional knowledge base at many points throughout the book. Third, discussion of ethical issues appears throughout. It receives special emphasis in the discussions of program evaluations and single system research. For social workers who need an introduction to research methods.

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