Social Work Research MethodsÂ is a stand aloneÂ "how-to" social research text that covers conceptualization, design, implementation, data management, and statistical analysis with comprehensivelyÂ detailed examples.
ItÂ provides students with everything they needÂ to learn about social science research, and how complete a research project from start to finish.Â In addition, the text'sÂ research process is covered sequentially, in a straightforward â€œhow-toâ€ format.Â It discussesÂ values and ethics, conceptualization, design, familiarization with key computer programs (Microsoft Excel, SAS, SPSS and NVIVO), analyses, implementation and dissemination.Â It is also writtenÂ in a tone that is intentionally light-hearted to increase student interest and comfort level by addressing often overlooked aspects of conducting research (e.g. data management, IRB clearance, and grant development) in detail.Â
Key highlights of the textÂ include five example research projects. These example projects are presented in their entirety; including how the researchers chose their areas of interest, how they executed their literature reviews (annotated citation lists are given), and how they designed, implemented, and disseminated (poster, article, agency report, or PowerPoint presentation) their work.
Author : Brett Drake
ISBN : 0205460976
Language : English
No of Pages : 688
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 9/29/2007
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 11.02x8.74x0.87
Book weight : 0.03
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