In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field are reflected and updated in The Handbook of Soical Work Research Methods, Second Edition. This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet.
This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work.
Bruce Thyer is currently a Professor and former Dean with the College of Social Work at Florida State University. Dr. Thyer spent the years 1987 - 2002 with the University of Georgia, where he earned the rank of Distinguished Research Professor. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In 2012 he was elected to the Social Work Academy of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Thyer is the founder and current editor of one of social work's premier journals, RESEARCH ON SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, and is the author of over 250 articles, 80 chapters and he had authored or edited over 25 professional books. His research interests involve the promotion of evidence-based practice, evaluation research, applied behavior analysis, and social work theory.
Preface to the First Edition Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgments Ch 1. Introductory Principles of Social Work Research - Bruce A. Thyer PART I: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES: FOUNDATIONS OF DATA COLLECTION Ch 2. An Overview of Quantitative Research Methods - Phyllis Solomon and Jeffrey Draine Ch 3. Probability and Sampling - William R. Nugent Ch 4. Reliability and Validity in Quantitative Research - Randall E.Basham, Catheleen Jordan, and Richard A. Hoefer Ch 5. Locating Assessment Instruments - Kevin Corcoran and Nikki Hozack Ch 6. Statistics for Social Workers - J. Timothy Stocks PART II: QUALITATIVE APPROACHES: TYPES OF STUDIES Ch 7. Descriptive Studies - Stephen Tripodi and Kimberly Bender Ch 8. Survey Studies - Royce A. Hutson and Athena R. Kolbe Ch 9. Needs Assessments - Leslie M. Tutty and Michael A. Rothery Ch 10. Secondary Data Analysis Studies - Melissa Radey Ch 11. Pre-Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Studies - Bruce A. Thyer Ch 12. Randomized Controlled Experiments - Ram A. Cnaan and Stephen J. Tripodi Ch 13. Program Evaluation Studies - TK Logan and David Royse Ch 14. Single-System Studies - Mark A. Mattaini Ch 15. Using Cost ? Procedure ? Process ? Outcome Analysis - Brian T. Yates, Peter Delaney, and Dorothy Lockwood Dillard Ch 16. Meta-Analyses - Jacqueline Corcoran and Julia H. Littell Ch 17. Systematic Reviews - Julia H. Littell and Jacqueline Corcoran PART III: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES: FOUNDATIONS OF DATA COLLECTION Ch 18. An Overview of Qualitative Research Methods - Michael J. Holosko Ch 19. Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research - Cynthia S. Franklin Patricia A. Cody, and Michelle Ballan PART IV: QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES: TYPES OF STUDIES Ch 20. Narrative Case Studies - Jerrold R. Brandell and Theodore Varkas Ch 21. Oral History Studies - Natalie Ames and Stephene Diepstra Ch 22. Naturalistic Inquiry - Bart W. Miles and Bebra Jozefowicz-Simbeni Ch 23. Participant Observation Studies - R. Kevin Grigsby Ch 24. Ethnographic Research Methods - Christine T. Lowery Ch 25. Participatory Action Research Studies - Esther Blum, Tuula Heninonen, and Judy White PART V. CONCEPTUAL RESEARCH Ch 26. Theoretical Research - Bruce A. Thyer Ch 27. Historical Research - John R. Graham and Alean Al-Krenawi Ch 28. Literature Reviews - Karen M. Sowers, Rod Ellis, and Adrienne Dessel Ch 29. Critical Analysis - William M. Epstein Ch 30. Policy Analyses - Susan D. Einbinder Ch 31. Logic Models - Karen A. Randolph PART VI. GENERAL ISSUES Ch 32. Ethical Issues in Social Work Research - Frederic G. Reamer Ch 33. Gender, Ethnicity, and Racial Issues - Antoinette Y. Farmer and David Bess Ch 34. International Research - Jorge Delva and Marcela Castillo Altman Ch 35. Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods - Goutham Menon and Charles D. Cowger Ch 36. Applying for Research Grants - Scott M. Geron and Gail S. Steketee Author Index Subject Index About the Editors