Basics of Social Research

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: William Lawrence Neuman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780205085941

Category: Social sciences

Page: 426

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Preparing students to do research and understand what research can do. Basics of Social Research helps students understand what research can and cannot do, become better consumers of research, and learn why properly conducted research is important. This text teaches students to be better consumers of research results and understand how the research enterprise works, preparing them to conduct small research projects. Upon completing this text, students will gain an awareness of the capabilities and restrictions of research, and learn why properly conducted research is important. Using clear, accessible language and examples from real research, this text discusses both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Recognize that social research is simultaneously a very important enterprise and one that is not beyond you you can understand it Become better consumers and understand what research can and cannot do Learn how to properly conducted research Acquire a foundation for further learning about doing research and understand that this activity requires dedication, creativity, and mature judgment Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with Pearson eText (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205863671/ ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205863679
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Social Research Methods

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: William Lawrence Neuman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780205786831

Category: Araştırma- Metot

Page: 631

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W. Lawrence Neuman presents a comprehensive and balanced introduction to both qualitative and quantitative approaches to social research, emphasizing the benefits of combining various approaches.
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The Practice of Social Research

Author: Earl Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133049796

Category: Science

Page: 608

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The Thirteenth Edition of Babbie’s THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH gives students the tools they need to apply research concepts practically, as both researchers and consumers. Known as the gold standard for research methods, the book offers a comprehensive, straightforward introduction to the field of research as practiced by social scientists. Babbie emphasizes the research process by showing students how to design and construct projects, introducing the various observation modes in use today, and answering questions about research methods--such as how to conduct online surveys and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: 519

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Accompanying CD-ROM contains step-by-step guidance that keeps you on track as you write your research reports.
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Social Work Research and Evaluation

Foundations of Evidence-based Practice

Author: Richard M. Grinnell,Yvonne A. Unrau

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195301528

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

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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.
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The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

Author: Bruce Thyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278881

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

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Click on the Supplements tab above for further details on the different versions of SPSS programs. The canonical Handbook is completely updated with more student-friendly features The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods is a cutting-edge volume that covers all the major topics that are relevant for Social Work Research methods. Edited by Bruce Thyer and containing contributions by leading authorities, this Handbook covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as a section that delves into more general issues such as evidence based practice, ethics, gender, ethnicity, International Issues, integrating both approaches, and applying for grants. New to this Edition More content on qualitative methods and mixed methods More coverage of evidence-based practice More support to help students effectively use the Internet A companion Web site at www.sagepub.com/thyerhdbk2e containing a test bank and PowerPoint slides for instructors and relevant SAGE journal articles for students. This Handbook serves as a primary text in the methods courses in MSW programs and doctoral level programs. It can also be used as a reference and research design tool for anyone doing scholarly research in social work or human services.
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Shrinking Nest Egg

What to Do

Author: Raymond U. Ogums

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469187914

Category: Reference

Page: 233

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The events of 2008 have raised awareness to the possibility of highly derailing impact to savings under the new retirement funding structures, due to their relationship with the financial markets. As a result, many retirees were threatened financially; hence, forced back to work. Efforts by federal officials to boost the U.S. economy by lowering interest rates have resulted in almost zero returns on some federally guaranteed savings accounts popular with retirees. The downward trend continues to bite down seniors incomes, and together with the lingering impact of the 2008 events, have necessitated the need for most retirees to seek income supplements. While many have taken to post-retirement employment as a solution, some others have not been so fortunate in that they cannot work for various reasons. The What to Do part of this book offers suggestions for current and prospective retirees who can or cant work, and those still in their accumulation years, on how to mediate financial shortfall in retirement and ensure that their golden years are golden.
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Evaluation Fundamentals: Insights into the Outcomes, Effectiveness, and Quality of Health Programs

Insights Into the Outcomes, Effectiveness, and Quality of Health Programs

Author: Arlene Fink

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761988687

Category: Medical

Page: 265

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Now in its Second Edition, the book contains an added emphasis on outcomes, effectiveness, and quality of evaluations. Author Arlene Fink teaches the basic concepts and vocabulary necessary to do program evaluations and to review the quality of evaluation research so as to make informed decisions about methods and outcomes. Among the topics the book covers is how to justify evaluation questions and set standards of effectiveness, design studies, and conduct ethical research. The book contains numerous examples of evaluation methods as well as evaluation reports. It also includes practice exercises and suggested readings in print and online.
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