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Social Work Research and Evaluation: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice

Social Work Research and Evaluation: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice - 8th edition

Social Work Research and Evaluation: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780195301526

ISBN10: 0195301528

Social Work Research and Evaluation: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice by Richard Grinnell - ISBN 9780195301526
Edition: 8TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Social Work Research and Evaluation: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice by Richard Grinnell - ISBN 9780195301526

ISBN13: 9780195301526

ISBN10: 0195301528

Edition: 8TH 07

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Summary

This book is the longest standing and most widely adopted text in the field of social work research and evaluation. As stated in the book's preface, it is intended for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate social work students in a one-semester research methods course. Since the first edition in 1981, this edition is designed to provide social work students with the basic methodological foundation they need in order to successfully complete more advanced research courses that focus on single-system designs or program evaluations. With its customarily straightforward user-friendly writing style by renowned educators, this edition will continue to maintain its notoriety as the premier social work research methods text. Thoroughly revised and updated, the chapters offer a wealth of new research examples and references, accessible diagrams of essential concepts and processes, and extended coverage of core social work research methods and recent developments. For example, with the inclusion of four new chapters on the evidence-based approach to social work practice, the book emphasizes how important this approach has become, and provides a rock-solid foundation for understanding how to evaluate and interpret research findings that have been derived from research studies-the minimal skills needed for evidence-based social work practitioners.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

PART I THE CONTEXTS OF RESEARCH. 1. Introduction 2. The Ethical Conduct of Research 3. The Quantitative Research Approach 4. The Qualitative Research Approach

PART II DESIGNING RESEARCH STUDIES. 5. Conceptualization and Measurement 6. Sampling 7. Case-Level Designs 8. Group-Level Designs

PART III COLLECTING DATA. 9. Structured Observation 10.

PARTicipant Observation 11. Qualitative Interviewing 12. Survey Research 13. Secondary Analysis 14. Content Analysis 15. Selecting a Data Collection Method and Data Source

PART IV BECOMING A CULTURALLY-SENSITIVE RESEARCHER. 16. Research with Minority and Disadvantaged Groups

PART V DATA ANALYSIS. 17. Quantitative Data Analysis 18. Qualitative Data Analysis

PART VI WRITING AND EVALUATING RESEARCH REPORTS. 19. Writing Reports from Research Studies 20. Evaluating Quantitative Research Studies 21. Evaluating Qualitative Research Studies

PART VII BECOMING AN EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTITIONER. 22. Finding Existing Knowledge 23. Evaluating Evidence 24. Meta-Analysis 25. Evidence-Based Practice

PART VIII FROM RESEARCH TO EVALUATION. 26. Program Evaluation Glossary.

Other Editions of Social Work Research and Evaluation: Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice

Social Work Research and Evaluation by Richard M. Grinnell and Yvonne A. Unrau - ISBN 9780199734764
Social Work Research and Evaluation : Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches by Richard M. Grinnell and Yvonne A. Unrau - ISBN 9780195179491