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Published: 23 December 2013

756 Pages | 96 line-cuts and 2 half-tones

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199988310

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Social Work Research and Evaluation

Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice

Tenth edition

Richard M. Grinnell, Jr. and Yvonne A. Unrau

Over thirty years of input from instructors and students have gone into this popular research methods text, resulting in a refined tenth edition that is easier to read, understand, and apply than ever before.

New to this Edition:

  • Contains five new chapters, including The Mixed Methods Approach, Becoming an Evidence-Based Practitioner, Designing Measuring Instruments, Qualitative Content Analysis, and Qualitative Data Analysis: A Theoretical Approach
  • Extensively revised, updated, and edited chapters. Group Research Designs is now structured around one-group designs and two-group designs, rather than on the three knowledge-level categories: exploratory, descriptive, and explanatory. This reorganization makes it much easier for the students to understand the logic of research designs.
  • Provides students with a solid rationale of why the positivistic and interpretive research approaches within the scientific method have value, in addition to showing that the greatest benefit that the research enterprise can bring to our profession is combining both approaches in a single research study.
  • Emphasizes generalist social work practice, and fully complies with the Council on Social Work Education's research requirements in this respect.
  • Uses numerous examples throughout the text in an effort to emphasize the link between practice and research within generalist social work settings.
  • Contains an extensive discussion on human diversity and ethics.
  • Includes numerous new illustrations to complement and expand on the chapters: these illustrations present interesting research examples; provide additional aids to learning; and offer historical, social, and political contexts of social work research.
  • Visit the companion website to find both instructor resources (powerpoint slides, lecture notes and test questions) and freely available student resources (discussion questions, weblinks, and additional online discussion questions).

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