The Research Process in the Human Services: Behind the Scenes (Social Work Research Methods / Writing / Evaluation)

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Understand the process of research on a daily basis with THE RESEARCH PROCESS IN HUMAN SERVICES: BEHIND THE SCENES! This human services text includes twenty original research articles that provide you with models for your own work. Each article is accompanied by commentaries from the articles' authors in which they describe how and why they came to do the research, concerns in the design and conduct of the study, their own views about the strengths and limitations of the research, advice about future research in the area, and human subjects' issues, including working with IRBs. Through this presentation, the text documents the lived experience of doing research, including its challenges, as well as its joys.

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Leslie Alexander is a professor at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College. Her major areas of research include client-worker relationships and ethical issues in implementing research in community-based settings. She has served on a number of editorial boards, is a frequent reviewer for scholarly journals, and has been funded by both NIMH and private foundations.

Phyllis Solomon, Ph.D., is a professor of social work who teaches in the area of research. She was the Director of a National Institute of Mental Health social work research development center; and currently serves on numerous mental health, psychiatric, and social work journal editorial boards. She is also the Principal investigator of an evaluation of PRIME (Partners Reaching to Improve Multicultural Effectiveness) which is funded by Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration.

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"If you are a researcher, go out and buy this book! This books validates frustration and struggles that researchers experiencing on a daily basis."

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