"Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services" integrates a range of research techniques into a single epistemological framework and presents a balanced approach to the teaching of research methods in the "helping professions." Jeane W. Anastas begins with a discussion of the different philosophical perspectives within which social research occurs and continues with problem formulation, research design, and methodological issues influencing data collection, analysis, and dissemination. She presents both fixed (quantitative) and flexible (qualitative) methods of research, granting legitimacy, value, utility, and relevance to both styles of inquiry.
Utilizing complete case studies to illustrate different methodological approaches, "Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services" integrates material on women and people of color, and draws attention to the ways racism, heterosexism, sexism, and classism affect the conceptualization and conduct of research. Anastas not only exposes these biases but actively addresses the experiences, needs, and concerns of clients of both genders and different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultures, and classes.
Social work research educators will find this book to be ideal as a text. It is written in a clear and straightforward manner yet is comprehensive, covering the research process from problem-formulation to writing the report. It covers a range of designs and provides complete research reports as examples. In addition, it provides material on women and people of color, ethics and bias in research....This is truly a significant accomplishment
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 28th January 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 1.26
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised