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Social Work Research and Evaluation

Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice

Eleventh edition

Richard M. Grinnell, Jr and Yvonne A. Unrau

Publication Date - April 2018

ISBN: 9780190859022

728 pages
Paperback
8 x 10 inches

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $100.00

successfully complete more advanced research courses that focus on single-system designs or program evaluations.

Description

Since the first edition in 1981,Social Work Research and Evaluation has provided graduate-level social work students with basic research and evaluation concepts to help them become successful evidence-based practitioners, evidence-informed practitioners and practitioners who are implementing evidence-based programs. Students will gain a thorough understanding and appreciation for how the three dominant research methodologies--quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods--will help them achieve their professional goals, regardless of their area of specialization. Written in clear, everyday language, this edition also includes the pedagogical features that will make it easy and effective for classroom use.

New to this Edition

  • Links the new relevant 2015 CSWE EPAS Core Competencies within all chapters
  • Includes a new chapter on literature reviews, seven significantly updated and revised chapters, and expanded the coverage on mixed method research throughout the text
  • Features expanded number of real-life social work examples that demonstrate how research studies are done with the advanced generalist practice framework in mind
  • Additional student study questions, content boxes, tables, and figures to increase student engagement

Features

  • Content is explained in clear, everyday language.
  • Provides beginning graduate social work students with the basic methodological foundation they need in order to successfully complete more advanced research courses.

About the Author(s)

Richard M. Grinnell, Jr., is Professor, School of Social Work, Western Michigan University

Yvonne A. Unrau, is Professor, School of Social Work, Western Michigan University

Table of Contents

    Contributors

    PART I: THE CONTEXTS OF SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH
    1. Why Study Research?
    2. Research Questions
    3. The Quantitative Research Approach
    4. The Qualitative Research Approach
    5. The Mixed Methods Research Approach

    PART II: ETHICS AND CULTURALLY COMPETENT RESEARCH
    6. Research Ethics
    7. Research with Minority and Disadvantaged Groups

    PART III: BECOMING AN EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTITIONER
    8. Reviewing the Literature
    9. Finding Existing Evidence
    10. Evaluating Existing Evidence
    11. Evidence-Based Practice

    PART IV: MEASUREMENT, SAMPLING, AND RESEARCH DESIGNS
    12. Measurement
    13. Standardized Measuring Instruments
    14. Sampling
    15. Group Designs
    16. Single-Subject Designs

    PART V: COLLECTING DATA
    17. Structured Observation
    18. Interviewing
    19. Survey Research

    PART VI: ANALYZING DATA
    20. Quantitative Data Analysis
    21. Qualitative Data Analysis

    PART VII: EVALUATING RESEARCH STUDIES
    22. Evaluating Quantitative Studies
    23. Evaluating Qualitative Studies
    24. Writing Research Reports

    PART VIII: FROM RESEARCH TO EVALUATION
    25. Program Evaluation

    Glossary
    References
    Credits
    Index

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