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Essential Research Methods for Social Work - 07 edition

Essential Research Methods for Social Work (ISBN10: 0495006580; ISBN13: 9780495006589)
ISBN13: 978-0495006589
ISBN10: 0495006580

Summary: This briefer version of Rubin and Babbie's Research Methods for Social Work, 5th edition, 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 throughout, and constant focus on the utility of social work research in social work practice.


  • This brief moreer version of Rubin and Babbie's Research Methods for Social Work text, provides essential research methods content with clear, and accurate coverage in a reader-friendly writing style.
  • Each chapter includes outlines, introductions, boxes, chapter endings with main points, review questions and exercises, and internet exercises.
  • The book-specific website provides students with tutorial quizzes and links to additional related websites.
  • Social work specific illustrations and examples throughout provide students with examples of how they can apply research to practice.
  • Chapter 1, The Utility of Research in Social Work, introduces the students to the utility of research in evidence-based practice.
  • Chapter 2, covers scientific inquiry and highlights some common flaws in unscientific sources of social work practice knowledge, such as overgeneralization, ego involvement in understanding, etc.
  • The text offers a balanced presentation of quantitative and qualitative research methods, showing how these two methods can complement one another.
  • A matrix located on the book endpapers provides students with easy access to information on both qualitative and quantitative approaches including their respective advantages and limitations.
  • The authors focus on applications to social work practice, including material on culturally competent research.
  • Appendices A and B provide students with tools on writing research proposals and reports.
  • Content on using the library is incorporated into chapter 6 on reviewing literature. less

Edition/Copyright: 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
Year Published: 2007
International: No

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