The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet. This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work.

Author: Bruce Thyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412958407

Category: Social Science

Page: 654

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In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field are reflected and updated in The Handbook of Soical Work Research Methods, Second Edition. This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet. This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work.
Categories: Social Science

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods represents an area that we have several other publications coming out and a market we actively reach.

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ISBN: 1544364903

Category: Social service

Page: 672

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Categories: Social service

The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research

The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research

"This is an ambitious book.

Author: Ian Shaw

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206744

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 353

"This is an ambitious book. It aims at nothing less than a comprehensive account of the state of the art of social work research internationally and an intellectually original statement that will help to define and shape social work research. Those with a serious interest in social work research will agree that this is a major undertaking and one that should put social work research 'on the map'." - Ian Sinclair, University of York, UK "This terrific Handbook provides an essential map for navigating the complex currents of social work research today. It resists polemical and simplistic binaries to chart a course that emphasizes diversity, pluralism and sensitivity to political contexts in many featured exemplars. As key chapters note, inherent tensions at the heart of social work itself are mirrored in current debates about the purposes and methods of social work research. Rather than patch over differences, the volume invites us to understand historical roots of unresolvable tensions, and live with them. The international scope of the volume is unique--scholars from more than a dozen different countries were involved --and its broad scope counters the tendency toward parochialism of much North American literature. The Handbook should be essential reading for students and academics." - Catherine Riessman, Boston University, USA The SAGE Handbook of Social Work Research provides a comprehensive, internationally-focused account of leading social work research, offering an original and defining statement on contemporary theory and practice within the field. The groundbreaking Handbook engages critically with the nature and role of social work research and evaluation in contemporary societies around the globe, and asks four key questions: - What is the role and purpose of social work research? - What contexts shape the practice and purpose of social work research? - How can we maximise the quality of the practice of social work research? - How can the aims of social work in its varied domains be met through social work research? Ranging over local, national and international issues, and exploring questions of theory and practice, this is a diverse and constructively organized overview of the field. It will quickly be recognized as a benchmark in the expanding field of social work research, setting the agenda for future work in the arena.
Categories: Social Science

Research Made Simple

Research Made Simple

One hopes this book's use as a teaching instrument, and its application as a research stimulus and guide, will encourage both students and practitioners to work harder at achieving a sounder integration of theory and practice in social work ...

Author: Raymond Mark

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803974272

Category: Social Science

Page: 413

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`Raymond Mark combine[s] the classical integrity of statistical techniques with the latest problems of planning and implementation.... One hopes this book's use as a teaching instrument, and its application as a research stimulus and guide, will encourage both students and practitioners to work harder at achieving a sounder integration of theory and practice in social work' - From the Foreword by Chauncey A Alexander The full range of methods employed in social science research courses is presented in this practical `how to' guide for the social services. Topics discussed include basic concepts about scientific method, fundamental terms, and the research process from initiation through implementation to comple
Categories: Social Science

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

Covering both quantitative and qualitative methods , this handbook discusses ... An ideal primary text for courses in social work research methods ...

Author: Bruce Thyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761919058

Category: Social Science

Page: 546

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This volume is the definitive resource for anyone doing research in social work. It details both quantitative and qualitative methods and data collection, as well as suggesting the methods appropriate to particular types of studies. It also covers issues such as ethics, gender and ethnicity, and offers advice on how to write up and present your research.
Categories: Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods

The Handbook serves as an invaluable resource for approaching research with an open mind. This volume maps the field of social research methods using an approach that will prove valuable for both students and researchers.

Author: Pertti Alasuutari

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206577

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

View: 466

The SAGE Handbook of Social Research Methods is a must for every social-science researcher. It charts the new and evolving terrain of social research methodology, covering qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods in one volume. The Handbook includes chapters on each phase of the research process: research design, methods of data collection, and the processes of analyzing and interpreting data. The volume maintains that there is much more to research than learning skills and techniques; methodology involves the fit between theory, research questions research design and analysis. The book also includes several chapters that describe historical and current directions in social research, debating crucial subjects such as qualitative versus quantitative paradigms, how to judge the credibility of types of research, and the increasingly topical issue of research ethics. The Handbook serves as an invaluable resource for approaching research with an open mind. This volume maps the field of social research methods using an approach that will prove valuable for both students and researchers.
Categories: Social Science

Photovoice Handbook for Social Workers

Photovoice Handbook for Social Workers

This book provides inspiration for social workers to explore the possibilities of using Photovoice to engage with communities.

Author: Michele Jarldorn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319945118

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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This book provides inspiration for social workers to explore the possibilities of using Photovoice to engage with communities. Built on strong theoretical foundations and grounded in ethical principles, Jarldorn assesses Photovoice as an arts-based approach that provides a valuable mechanism for social workers to engage people in participatory action research, with the potential to influence policy and public opinion. Positioning Photovoice as a method aligned with feminist and radical social work perspectives, the author draws upon her research project which used Photovoice with former prisoners to demonstrate the transformative potential of participatory methods. Photovoice Handbook for Social Workers is intended to be a useful, hands-on resource, combining the importance of theory and the practicalities of doing action research.
Categories: Social Science

Social Work Research Methods

Social Work Research Methods

In B. A. Thyer (Ed.), The handbook of social work research methods (pp. 446–453). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Rodwell, M. K. (1998). Social work constructivist ...

Author: Teresa Morris

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916745

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

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Social Work Research Methods: Four Alternative Paradigms is the first book that expands social work research methods to include alternative models and integrate these methodologies into general social work practice. In addition to addressing ethics, diversity, and technology, author Teresa Morris also describes research methods for positivism, post-positivism, critical theory, and constructivism.
Categories: Social Science

The Handbook of Social Research Ethics

The Handbook of Social Research Ethics

Brings together international scholars across the social and behavioural sciences and education to address those ethical issues that arise in the theory and practice of research within the technologically advancing and culturally complex ...

Author: Donna M. Mertens

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412949187

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 667

View: 465

Brings together international scholars across the social and behavioural sciences and education to address those ethical issues that arise in the theory and practice of research within the technologically advancing and culturally complex world in which we live.
Categories: Business & Economics

Research Methods for Social Workers

Research Methods for Social Workers

Understanding social work research . Needham Heights , MA : Allyn and Bacon . Denzin , N . , & Lincoln , Y . ( 1994 ) . Handbook of qualitative research .

Author: Bonnie L. Yegidis

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015037341552

Category: Social service

Page: 271

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The Fifth Edition of Research Methods for Social Workers includes new information on needs assessment, how quantitative and qualitative methods can be used together, more coverage of ethical issues throughout the text and an updated literature review section. Book jacket.
Categories: Social service

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or ...

Author: Professor Leonard Bickman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076190672X

Category: Social Science

Page: 580

View: 442

The Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods shows how to make intelligent and conscious decisions so that researchers can refine and hone their research questions as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. With examples and illustrations from the authors' own experiences, this book gives readers a practical guide to conducting applied research.
Categories: Social Science

Fundamentals of Social Work Research

Fundamentals of Social Work Research

The Second Edition includes a focus on qualitative research, a new chapter on research ethics, new sections on mixed methods research and community-based participatory research, and more.

Author: Rafael J. Engel

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483352084

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Designed to help students develop skills in evaluating research and conducting studies, this brief version of Rafael J. Engel and Russell K. Schutt’s popular, The Practice of Research in Social Work, makes principles of evidence-based practice come alive through illustrations of actual social work research. With integration of the CSWE Competencies, the text addresses issues and concerns common to the discipline and encourages students to address diversity and ethics when planning and evaluating research studies. The Second Edition includes a focus on qualitative research, a new chapter on research ethics, new sections on mixed methods research and community-based participatory research, and more.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology

Handbook of Research Methods in Social and Personality Psychology

With the help of this text, both new and established social psychologists should learn about appropriate uses of each method and the opportunities they provide for expanding knowledge.

Author: Harry T. Reis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521559030

Category: Psychology

Page: 558

View: 336

This sourcebook covers conceptual and practical issues in research design, methods of research and statistical approaches in social and personality psychology. The primary purpose of the handbook is to provide readable yet comprehensive chapters on the range of methods and tools used by researchers in social and personality psychology. In addition, it should alert researchers to methodological possibilities they may not have thought of. Innovative research methods work best when they allow researchers to ask theoretically driven questions that could not have been asked previously, thereby enhancing the quality and depth of their empirical knowledge base. With the help of this text, both new and established social psychologists should learn about appropriate uses of each method and the opportunities they provide for expanding knowledge.
Categories: Psychology

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods

This Handbook addresses the methodology of social science research and the appropriate use of different methods.

Author: Leonard Bickman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412950312

Category: Social Science

Page: 661

View: 538

The SAGE Handbook of Applied Social Research Methods, Second Edition provides students and researchers with the most comprehensive resource covering core methods, research designs, and data collection, management, and analysis issues. This thoroughly revised edition continues to place critical emphasis on finding the tools that best fit the research question given the constraints of deadlines, budget, and available staff. Each chapter offers key guidance on how to make intelligent and conscious tradeoffs so that one can refine and hone the research question as new knowledge is gained, unanticipated obstacles are encountered, or contextual shifts take place - all key elements in the iterative nature of applied research. Each chapter has been enhanced pedagogically to include more step-by-step procedures, specific, rich yet practical examples from various settings to illustrate the method, parameters to define when the method is most appropriate and when it is not appropriate, and greater use of visual aids (graphs, models, tip boxes) to provide teaching and learning tools. - twenty core chapters written by research experts that cover major methods and data analysis issues across the social and behavioral sciences, education, and management; - emphasis on applying research techniques, particularly in "real-world" settings in which there are various data, money, time, and political constraints; - new chapters on mixed methods, qualitative comparative analysis, concept mapping, and internet data collection; - a newly developed section that serves as a guide for students who are navigating through the book and attempting to translate the chapters into action; - a new Instructor's Resources CD, with relevant journal articles, test questions, and exercises to aid the instructor in developing appropriate course materials.
Categories: Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods

The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods

This handbook presents a unique survey of the discipline that will be essential reading for scholars and students across the social and behavioural sciences, arts and humanities, and far beyond these disciplinary boundaries.

Author: Luc Pauwels

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526416988

Category: Reference

Page: 776

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The second, thoroughly revised and expanded, edition of The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods presents a wide-ranging exploration and overview of the field today. As in its first edition, the Handbook does not aim to present a consistent view or voice, but rather to exemplify diversity and contradictions in perspectives and techniques. The selection of chapters from the first edition have been fully updated to reflect current developments. New chapters to the second edition cover key topics including picture-sorting techniques, creative methods using artefacts, visual framing analysis, therapeutic uses of images, and various emerging digital technologies and online practices. At the core of all contributions are theoretical and methodological debates about the meanings and study of the visual, presented in vibrant accounts of research design, analytical techniques, fieldwork encounters and data presentation. This handbook presents a unique survey of the discipline that will be essential reading for scholars and students across the social and behavioural sciences, arts and humanities, and far beyond these disciplinary boundaries. The Handbook is organized into seven main sections: PART 1: FRAMING THE FIELD OF VISUAL RESEARCH PART 2: VISUAL AND SPATIAL DATA PRODUCTION METHODS AND TECHNOLOGIES PART 3: PARTICIPATORY AND SUBJECT-CENTERED APPROACHES PART 4: ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORKS AND PERSPECTIVES PART 5: MULTIMODAL AND MULTISENSORIAL RESEARCH PART 6: RESEARCHING ONLINE PRACTICES PART 7: COMMUNICATING THE VISUAL: FORMATS AND CONCERNS
Categories: Reference

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work brings together the world’s leading scholars in the field to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the subject.

Author: Stephen A. Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351264389

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work brings together the world’s leading scholars in the field to provide a cutting-edge overview of classic and current research and future trends in the subject. Comprised of 48 chapters divided into six parts: Historical, social, and political influences Mapping the theoretical and conceptual terrain Methods of engagement and modes of analysis Critical contexts for practice and policy Professional education and socialisation Future challenges, directions, and transformations it provides an authoritative guide to theory and method, and the primary debates of today in social work from a critical perspective. This handbook is a major reference work and the first book to comprehensively map the wide-ranging territory of critical social work. It does so by addressing its conceptual developments, its methodological advances, its value-based front-line practice and as an influence on the policy field. By offering a definitive survey of current academic knowledge as it relates to professional practice, it provides the first comprehensive, up-to-date, definitive work of reference while at the same time identifying emerging, innovative and cutting-edge areas.
Categories: Social Science

Research Methods in Social Work

Research Methods in Social Work

New and emerging methods of direct practice : The revolution in social work . In N . Gilbert and H . Specht ( Eds . ) , Handbook of the Social Services .

Author: David Daniel Royse

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016280912

Category: Social service

Page: 357

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Don't get lost in Research Methods--succeed in the class with RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK. This how-to book includes simplified, step-by-step instructions using real-world data and scenarios. Plus, it comes with updated tools that show you how to create a research project and write a thesis proposal. Every chapter comes with self-assessment sections so you can see for yourself how you're doing and prepare effectively for the test.
Categories: Social service

The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice

The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice

Social work research : Priorities and Rosen , A. , Proctor , E. K. , & Staudt ... Methodology , design , and evaluation Thomas ( Eds . ) , Intervention ...

Author: Paula Allen-Meares

Publisher:

ISBN: 0761915001

Category: Social service

Page: 733

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The Handbook of Social Work Direct Practice discusses the context of practice, its theories and frameworks, approaches to change fields of practice, research and empirical issues, and professional issues. Written by a group of contributors, who are leading expert in their fields, this volume will service a definitive reference for social work students and professionals.
Categories: Social service

Social Work Research and Evaluation

Social Work Research and Evaluation

... Ethnicity , and Race Matters , ” by Antoinette Y. Rodgers - Farmer and Miriam Potocky - Tripodi , in The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods ( pp .

Author: Richard M. Grinnell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015059581689

Category: Psychology

Page: 532

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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. Without a doubt, the major strength of this book is that it is written by social workers for social work students. The editors have once again secured an excellent and diverse group of social work research educators. The 31 contributors know firsthand, from their own extensive teaching and practice experiences, what social work students need to know in relation to research. They have subjected themselves to a discipline totally uncommon in compendia-that is, writing in terms of what is most needed for an integrated basic research methods book, rather than writing in line with their own predilections.
Categories: Psychology

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare Social Work Practice

Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare  Social Work Practice

In B. Thyer ( Ed . ) , The handbook of social work research methods ( pp . 69–80 ) . Thousand Oaks , CA : Sage . Corcoran , K. , & Boyer - Quick , J. ( 2002 ) ...

Author: Karen M. Sowers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471762806

Category: Political Science

Page: 696

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V. 1. The profession of social work -- v. 2. Human behavior in the social environment -- v. 3. Social work practice -- v. 4. Social policy and policy practice.
Categories: Political Science