Research Methods in Social Work

Research Methods in Social Work

by David Royse


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This concise but comprehensive book introduces readers to the basic concepts of the research process; including using questionnaires; collecting, preparing, and analyzing data; program evaluation; and writing research reports.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781516556472
Publisher: Cognella Inc.
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

David Royse is a professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky. He earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University in 1980. He has written several books, including two for Cengage Learning: RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK, Sixth Edition, and PROGRAM EVALUATION: AN INTRODUCTION TO AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH, Sixth Edition.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. The Way Research Proceeds. 3. Single System Designs. 4. Research Designs for Group Comparisons. 5. Understanding and Using Research Instruments. 6. Survey Research. 7. Developing Data Collection Instruments: Scales and Questionnaires. 8. Unobtrusive Approaches To Data Collection: Secondary Data and Content Analysis. 9. Data Analysis. 10. Program Evaluation. 11. Qualitative Research. 12. Ethical Thinking and Research. 13. Writing Research Reports and Journal Articles. Appendices.

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