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Research Made Simple
A Handbook for Social Workers



April 1996 | 432 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`Raymond Mark combine[s] the classical integrity of statistical techniques with the latest problems of planning and implementation.... One hopes this book's use as a teaching instrument, and its application as a research stimulus and guide, will encourage both students and practitioners to work harder at achieving a sounder integration of theory and practice in social work' - From the Foreword by Chauncey A Alexander

The full range of methods employed in social science research courses is presented in this practical `how to' guide for the social services. Topics discussed include basic concepts about scientific method, fundamental terms, and the research process from initiation through implementation to completion. Qualitative techniques, programme evaluation, statistical hypothesis testing, computer applications, ethical principles, gender and diversity issues are covered in this comprehensive handbook, giving readers a basic foundation for understanding and doing research.

Chauncey A Alexander
Foreword
 
Research and the Scientific Method
 
Understanding Research Vocabulary
 
Ethics
 
Gender- and Culture-Sensitive Research
 
Defining a Research Problem and Using the Library to Search the Literature
 
Sampling
 
Group Research Designs
 
An Alternative to Group Research Designs
The Logic of Elaboration

 
 
An Alternative to Group Research Designs
Single-Subject Designs

 
 
Qualitative Research
 
Program Evaluation
 
Sources of Data
Questionnaires, Interviews, Schedules, and Available Materials

 
 
Measurement
 
Reliability and Validity of Measurement
 
How to Analyze Data
 
Statistical Hypothesis Testing
 
Computer Uses

I like the way that this author presents the material in a simpler way than other texts. This is great for beginning social work students. I also like the definitions included in each chapter.

Miss Lawanna Lancaster
Social Work Dept, Northwest Nazarene University
January 22, 2013

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