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Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services - Jeane W. Anastas

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services

Hardcover Published: 28th January 2000
ISBN: 9780231118903
Number Of Pages: 608
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"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.

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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

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
About the Author
Research Design in Contextp. 1
The Nature of Science in the Helping Professionsp. 3
The Problem Formulation Processp. 30
Types of Research Designsp. 53
Flexible Method Researchp. 55
Flexible Methods: Case Study Designp. 93
Fixed Methods: Descriptive Researchp. 123
Fixed Methods: Relational and Longitudinal Researchp. 148
Fixed Methods: Experimental Researchp. 177
Single-Subject Designsp. 215
The Elements of Research Designp. 247
Research Ethics for the Helping Professionsp. 249
Who Will Be Studied: Samplingp. 273
Basic Issues in Data Collectionp. 295
Methods of Data Collectionp. 325
Observationp. 327
Interviewingp. 350
Questionnaire Designp. 372
Selecting an Existing Measurep. 393
Methods of Data Analysis and Disseminationp. 411
The Content Analysis of Narrative Datap. 413
Descriptive Statisticsp. 432
Principles of Inferential Statisticsp. 466
Computer-Assisted Data Analysisp. 503
Writing About Researchp. 533
Glossaryp. 553
Referencesp. 567
Indexp. 590
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ISBN: 9780231118903
ISBN-10: 0231118902
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 28th January 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.26
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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