Research Methods for Social Work 9th Edition by Allen Rubin, ISBN-13: 978-0357670972


Research Methods for Social Work 9th Edition by Allen Rubin, ISBN-13: 978-0357670972

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  • Publisher: ‎ Brooks/Cole; 9th edition (April 5, 2021)
  • Language: ‎ English
  •  677 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0357670973
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0357670972

If you’re intimidated by the thought of taking research methods, Rubin and Babbie’s classic bestseller can help you overcome the fear factor often associated with this course with its reader-friendly presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor. If you’re not intimidated, you’ll still appreciate the authors’ clear and often humorous writing style as well as the book’s depth and breadth of coverage.

RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, Ninth Edition, strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques — illustrating how the two methods complement one another and can be integrated in the same study. Relevant examples from real-world settings highlight the connections between research and social work practice. Comprehensive, friendly, accurate, and integrating the best of technology, this text is widely considered the best text for the research methods course — and when you read it, you’ll see why.

Table of Contents:

An Introduction to Scientific Inquiry in
Social Work 1
Chapter 1 Why Study Research? 2
Chapter 2 Evidence-Based Practice 24
Chapter 3 Factors Influencing the Research
Process 43
Chapter 4 Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed
Methods of Inquiry 66
The Ethical, Political, and Cultural Context of
Social Work Research 81
Chapter 5 The Ethics and Politics of Social Work
Research 82
Chapter 6 Culturally Competent Research 112
Problem Formulation and Measurement 139
Chapter 7 Problem Formulation 140
Chapter 8 Conceptualization in Quantitative
and Qualitative Inquiry 162
Chapter 9 Measurement 191
Chapter 10 Constructing Measurement
Instruments 218
Designs for Evaluating Programs
and Practice 241
Chapter 11 Causal Inference and Experimental
Designs 243
Chapter 12 Quasi-Experimental Designs 272
Chapter 13 Single-Case Evaluation Designs 292
Chapter 14 Program Evaluation 320
Data Collection Methods with Large Sources
of Data 347
Chapter 15 Sampling 349
Chapter 16 Survey Research 378
Chapter 17 Analyzing Existing Data: Quantitative
and Qualitative Methods 403
Qualitative Research Methods 433
Chapter 18 Qualitative Research: General
Principles 434
Chapter 19 Qualitative Research: Specific
Methods 455
Chapter 20 Qualitative Data Analysis 478
Analysis of Quantitative Data 503
Chapter 21 Descriptive Data Analysis 504
Chapter 22 Inferential Data Analysis 528
Writing Research Proposals and Reports 551
Chapter 23 Writing Research Proposals
and Reports 552
Appendix A Using the Library 577
Appendix B Statistics for Estimating Sampling
Error 584
Appendix C Critically Appraising
Meta-Analyses 593
Glossary 596
Bibliography 617
Index 637

Allen Rubin has been doing and teaching research since 1976, when he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Renowned in social work, Dr. Rubin has written several research texts, published numerous research studies on social work practice, and is a past president of the Society for Social Work and Research.

Dr. Earl Babbie is the Campbell Professor Emeritus in Behavioral Sciences at Chapman University in Southern California. He taught sociology at the University of Hawaii from 1968 through 1979, took time off from teaching and research to write full time for eight years and then joined the Chapman University faculty in 1987. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts — including THE BASICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH — as well as numerous research articles and monographs. For 25 years he has been active in the American Sociological Association, where he served on the executive committee. He also is a past president of the Pacific Sociological Association and the California Sociological Association. Dr. Babbie received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

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