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Research for Effective Social Work Practice by Judy L. Krysik
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Very often research texts for social work students are dry, boring, and hard to relate to. Not this book! Nor do authors Krysik and Finn shy away from teaching research skills that are actually interesting and useful to students interested in real-life social work practice. See the chapter on writing in this book. Also, the brand new chapter on qualitative methods. Go to to learn more! 3 unique cases teach students how to apply research issues and skills to a variety of different levels of social work intervention, and clients.

Table of Contents

1. The Context of Social Work Research 2. The Politics and Ethics of Social Work Research 3. The Research Process: From Problems to Research Questions 4. Single Subject Research 5. Qualitative Research 6. Group Research Design 7. Sampling 8. Measurement 9. Implementation: From Data Collection to Data Entry 10. Describing Quantitative Data 11. Bivariate Statistics and Statistical Inference 12. Evaluation of Social Work Services 13. Writing and Presenting Research

Author Biography

Judy L. Krysik is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University. She received her doctorate from Arizona State University (1995), and her BSW (1988) and MSW (1991) from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Jerry Finn is a professor in the Social Work Program at University of Washington Tacoma. He received his doctorate from University of Wisconsin Madison (1980), and MSW (1974) from the University of Hawaii.
Release date Australia
March 25th, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
2 black & white halftones, 148 black & white line drawings
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