Research for Effective Social Work Practice

Research for Effective Social Work Practice

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Very often research texts for social work students are dry, boring, and hard for students to relate to. Not this book. Nor do authors Judy L. Krysik and Jerry Finn shy away from teaching research skills that are actually interesting and useful to students interested in real-life social work practice. Six unique cases on the internet teach students how to apply research issues and skills to a variety of different levels of social work intervention, and clients.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 488 pages
  • 187 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 105 black & white tables
  • 1138819522
  • 9781138819528

About Judy L. Krysik

DR. JUDY KRYSIK is an Associate Professor in Social Work at Arizona State University, Phoenix and Director of the ASU Center for Child Well-Being. She teaches research methods, evaluation, program planning, and practice with children and families. Her current research centers on infants and toddlers in out-of-home care and collaboration in child welfare. She is a member of the NASW National Ethics Committee and she serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Social Work Education, Social Work Research, and the Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics. DR. JERRY FINN is currently an Emeritus Professor in Social Work, University of Washington, Tacoma. He has 32 years of teaching experience in social work that includes courses in human behavior, research, practice, and information technology and human services at the bachelor's and master's levels, and he has served on doctoral committees. In addition, he has published numerous scholarly articles and two edited books, primarily in areas related to the impact of information technology on human services. Dr. Finn has served as treasurer of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) with the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) as treasurer and registrar. He is currently consulting with human service agencies in the areas of program evaluation and information technology.
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Table of contents

Preface About the Authors Acknowledgements 1. The Context of Social Work Research 2. The Politics and Ethics of Social Work Research 3. Research Problems and Research Questions 4. Single Subject Research 5. Research in Agencies and Communities 6. Qualitative Research with Dr. Robin Bonifas 7. Group Research Design 8. Sampling 9. Measurement 10. Data Collection and Data Entry 11. Descriptions of Quantitative Data 12. Bivariate Statistics and Statistical Inference 13. A Researcher's Writing and Presentation Tools References Glossary/Index
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