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Social Work Research and Evaluation : Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

Social Work Research and Evaluation : Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches - 7th edition

Social Work Research and Evaluation : Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches - 7th edition

ISBN13: 9780195179491

ISBN10: 0195179498

Social Work Research and Evaluation : Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches by Richard M. Grinnell and Yvonne A. Unrau - ISBN 9780195179491
Edition: 7TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Social Work Research and Evaluation : Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches by Richard M. Grinnell and Yvonne A. Unrau - ISBN 9780195179491

ISBN13: 9780195179491

ISBN10: 0195179498

Edition: 7TH 05

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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. Since the first edition in 1981, it has been designed to provide beginning social work students the basic methodological foundation they need in order to successfully complete more advanced research courses that focus on single-system designs or program evaluations. Its content is explained in extraordinarily clear everyday language which is then illustrated with social work examples that social work students not only can understand, but appreciate as well. Many of the examples concern women and minorities, and special emphasis is given to the application of research methods to the study of these groups.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors

Part I. AN INTRODUCTION TO INQUIRY

1. Scientific Inquiry and Social Work
2. Research Contexts
3. Research Ethics
4. Using Existing Knowledge

Part II. APPROACHES TO KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT

5. The Quantitative Research Approach
6. The Qualitative Research Approach
7. Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Matters

Part III. MEASUREMENT

8. Measurement
9. Measuring Instruments
10. Designing Measuring Instruments

Part IV. THE LOGIC OF RESEARCH DESIGN

11. Sampling
12. Case-Level Designs

Part V. COLLECTING ORIGINAL DATA

14. Observation
15. Participant Observation
16. Interviewing
17. Surveys

Part VI. COLLECTING EXISTING DATA

18. Secondary Analysis
19. Content Analysis
20. Utilizing Existing Statistics
21. Historical Research
22. Selecting a Data Collection Method and Data Source

Part VII. QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS, PROPOSALS, AND REPORTS

23. Analyzing Quantitative Data
24. Writing Quantitative Proposals and Reports
25. Evaluating Quantitative Reports

Part VIII. QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS, PROPOSALS, AND REPORTS

26. Analyzing Qualitative Data
27. Writing Qualitative Proposals and Reports
28. Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research

Part IX. FROM RESEARCH TO EVALUATION

29. Program Evaluation

Glossary
References and Further Reading
Credits
Index