Fundamentals of Social Work Research

Fundamentals of Social Work Research

By: Rafael J. Engel (author), Russell K. Schutt (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

Description

Fundamentals of Social Work Research is a briefer, but thoroughly re-worked version of the Engel and Schutt's The Practice of Research in Social Work 2e which will provide an engaging text for introductory social work research classes. The Practice of Research in Social Work introduced research methods as an integrated set of techniques to investigate social work practice methods and problems. The brief edition will continue to integrate substantive practice-related examples with research techniques, present ethical decision making as a part of every aspect of the research design process, and infuse content on diversity and populations at risk throughout the text. The format is appropriate for courses in social work research methods which are one quarter or one semester in length.

About Author

Rafael J. Engel, PhD, is associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his PhD (1988) from the University of Wisconsin, his MSW (1979) from the University of Michigan, and his BA (1978) from the University of Pennsylvania. He coordinates the graduate certificate program in aging and is the principal investigator for the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education. He has written Fundamentals of Social Work Research (with Russell Schutt) and Measuring Race and Ethnicity (with Larry E. Davis). He is co-editor-in-chief of the journal, Intergenerational Relations and a member of the editorial board of Race and Social Problems. He has authored journal articles on such topics as poverty in later life, welfare benefits, and depressive symptomatology, and he has written a variety of monographs reporting agency-based evaluations. His research experience includes funded research studies on gambling, faith-based organizations, and employment in later life as well as funded evaluation research studies on welfare-to-work programs and drug and alcohol prevention programs. His most recent research involves older adults and gambling prevention. Russell K. Schutt, PhD, is a professor and the chair of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a lecturer on sociology in the Department of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts Mental Health Center). He completed his BA, MA, and PhD (1977) at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Sociology of Social Control Training Program at Yale University (1977-1979). His other books include Investigating the Social World: The Process and Practice of Research, Fundamentals of Social Work Research (with Ray Engel), Making Sense of the Social World (with Dan Chambliss), and Research Methods in Psychology (with Paul G. Nestor)-all with SAGE Publications, as well as Homelessness, Housing, and Mental Illness (Harvard University Press) and Social Neuroscience: Brain, Mind, and Society (coedited with Larry J. Seidman and Matcheri S. Keshavan, also Harvard University Press). Most of his peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters focus on the effect of social context on cognition, satisfaction, functioning, and recidivism; the orientations of service recipients and of service and criminal justice personnel; and the organization of health and social services. He is currently a coinvestigator for a randomized trial of peer support for homeless dually diagnosed veterans funded by the Veterans Administration.

Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgmentsCHAPTER ONE: Science, Society, and Social Work ResearchCHAPTER TWO: The Process and Problems of Social Work ResearchCHAPTER THREE: Conceptualization and MeasurementCHAPTER FOUR: SamplingCHAPTER FIVE: Group Experimental DesignsCHAPTER SIX: Single-Subject DesignCHAPTER SEVEN: Survey ResearchCHAPTER EIGHT: Qualitative Methods: Observing, Participating, ListeningCHAPTER NINE: Qualitative Data AnalysisCHAPTER TEN: Evaluation ResearchCHAPTER ELEVEN: Quantitative Data AnalysisCHAPTER TWELVE: Reporting ResearchAppendix A: Finding Information and Conducting Literature ReviewsAppendix B: Questions to Ask About a Research ArticleAppendix C: How to Read a Research Article References Glossary/Index About the Authors

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781412954167
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9781412954167
  • ISBN10: 1412954169

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close