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Research Made Simple

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
Research and the Scientific Method
Understanding Research Vocabulary
Gender- and Culture-Sensitive Research
Defining a Research Problem and Using the Library to Search the Literature
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

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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