Research Methods for Social Work, 1e, is easy to read and understand yet fully covers all of the Council of Social Work Education accreditation standards. This is the perfect introduction to research methods for beginning social work students as well as instructors or professionals who do not usually conduct research. The topic of research is presented through the use of concepts that are relevant to Social Work practice as well as interesting and enjoyable to the reader. The role of critical consumer skills and technology in the practice of social work is stressed throughout. Illustrations, charts, graphs, and case vignettes are used in each chapter to reinforce concepts and enhance understanding.
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Designed for introductory Social Work students, this research methods text is easy to read and understand yet fully covers all of the Council of Social Work Education accreditation standards.
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It covers the basics of social sciences and behavioral research methods very well, while incorporating examples of social work research. In addition, the author introduces research methods (e.g., participant action research) that have particular relevance to social work practice that are often ignored in other texts.
John D. Clapp, San Diego State University
This book succeeds in 'demystifying' what is meant by analysis of data.
Beverly A. Stadum, Saint Cloud State University
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This crucial manual addresses multiple levels of practice based on an integrative, multi-level approach to teaching and learning about social work assessment and intervention. (ISBN: 0-205-37827-7).
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