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Research methods for social work : becoming consumers and producers of research / James R. Dudley.

By: Dudley, James R.
Publisher: Boston, Mass : Pearson / Allyn & Bacon, c2005Description: xiv, 338 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0205365299 (pbk.).Subject(s): Social service -- Research | Social service -- Research -- MethodologyDDC classification: 361.3072
Contents:
1. Why social workers need research - 2. Philosophies and perspectives about research - 3. Research ethics and social work's mandates - 4. Understanding the research topic - 5. Defining and measuring concepts - 6. Focusing a research study - 7. Designing the study - 8. Considering sampling techniques - 9. Constructing surveys - 10. Constructing observational studies - 11. Exploring causal relationships - 12. Collecting the data - 13. Analyzing data - 14. Quantitative data analysis - 15. Qualitative data analysis - 16. Preparing the report - Appendix A: The consumer role: questions to ask when critiquing a research report - Appendix B: Ethical standards of the national association of social workers.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Why social workers need research - 2. Philosophies and perspectives about research - 3. Research ethics and social work's mandates - 4. Understanding the research topic - 5. Defining and measuring concepts - 6. Focusing a research study - 7. Designing the study - 8. Considering sampling techniques - 9. Constructing surveys - 10. Constructing observational studies - 11. Exploring causal relationships - 12. Collecting the data - 13. Analyzing data - 14. Quantitative data analysis - 15. Qualitative data analysis - 16. Preparing the report - Appendix A: The consumer role: questions to ask when critiquing a research report - Appendix B: Ethical standards of the national association of social workers.