Social Work Research and Evaluation

Social Work Research and Evaluation : Foundations of Evidence-based Practice

2.71 (7 ratings by Goodreads)
Edited by  , Edited by 

List price: US$74.95

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Refined with input from students and instructors who used the previous seven editions, the authors have updated, rearranged, and added to the latest edition of this popular textbook. Nevertheless, the audience of this edition remains the same: advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate social work students in a one-semester research methods course. With the addition of four chapters on evidence-based social work, the editors emphasize how important that approach has become, and they provide a foundation for understanding how to do evidence-based practice with comprehensive explanations of both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. The authors have aimed to make this edition less expensive, more aesthetically pleasing, and much more useful than ever before. A straightforward, user-friendly introduction to social work research methods couched within the positivist and interpretive traditions--the two approaches most commonly used to generate relevant social work knowledge--it is sure to maintain and enhance its renown as a premier text for research methods courses, one that students like to use and professors like to teach, and that produces highly capable and professional social more

Product details

  • Hardback | 622 pages
  • 210.82 x 256.54 x 30.48mm | 1,338.09g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • Numerous hightone line diagrams
  • 0195301528
  • 9780195301526

Table of contents

1. Introduction; 2. The Ethical Conduct of Research; 3. The Quantitative Research Approach; 4. The Qualitative Research Approach; 5. Conceptualization and Measurement; 6. Sampling; 7. Case-Level Designs; 8. Group-Level Designs; 9. Structured Observation; 10. Participant Observation; 11. Qualitative Interviewing; 12. Survey Research; 13. Secondary Analysis; 14. Content Analysis; 15. Selecting a Data Collection Method and Data Source; 16. Research with Minority and Disadvantaged Groups; 17. Quantitative Data Analysis; 18. Qualitative Data Analysis; 19. Writing Reports from Research Studies; 20. Evaluating Quantitative Research Studies; 21. Evaluating Qualitative Research Studies; 22. Finding Existing Knowledge; 23. Evaluating Evidence; 24. Meta-Analysis; 25. Evidence-Based Practice; 26. Program Evaluationshow more

About Richard M. Grinnell

Richard M. Grinnell, Jr. is a professor and holds the Clair and Clarice Platt Jones/Helen Frays Endowed Chair of Social Work Research within the School of Social Work at Western Michigan University, and Yvonne A. Unrau is an associate professor within the School of Social Work at Western Michigan more

Rating details

7 ratings
2.71 out of 5 stars
5 14% (1)
4 0% (0)
3 43% (3)
2 29% (2)
1 14% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X