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Macmillan Higher Education

Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work

Making Social Work Count

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Paperback - 9781137400260

16 December 2016

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16 September 2017

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Quantitative research makes a very important contribution to both understanding and responding effectively to the problems that social work service users face. In this unique and authoritative text, a group of expert authors...

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Quantitative research makes a very important contribution to both understanding and responding effectively to the problems that social work service users face. In this unique and authoritative text, a group of expert authors explore the key areas of data collection, analysis and evaluation and outline in detail how they can be applied to practice.

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Specifically devoted to quantitative methods in social work

User-friendly structure gradually develops students' knowledge and confidence

Supported by carefully selected pedagogical features, including 'research in practice' case examples to demonstrate relevance to social work, practice exercises which test students' knowledge, critical discussion questions to encourage students to critique the use of quantitative methods

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Why numbers matter in social work
Chapter 3 Who is being studied?
Chapter 4 What is being studied?
Chapter 5 How to describe issues using numbers
Chapter 6 How to know if a service makes a difference
Chapter 7 How to use numbers to describe a sample
Chapter 8 How to make a decision with confidence
Chapter 9 How to know if two variables are related
Chapter 10 What is the effect of one or more variables on another variable?
Chapter 11 What are the key elements of ethical quantitative research?
Chapter 12 How to do quantitative research without collecting new data
Chapter 13 How to combine qualitative and quantitative methods in social work research.

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Barbra Teater is Associate Professor in Social Work at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA.


John Devaney is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast, UK.


Donald Forrester is Professor of Child and Family Social Work at Cardiff University, UK.


Jonathan Scourfield is Professor of Social Work at Cardiff University, UK.


John Carpenter is Professor of Social Work & Applied Social Sciences at the University of Bristol, UK.


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Barbra Teater is Associate Professor in Social Work at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA.


John Devaney is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast, UK.


Donald Forrester is Professor of Child and Family Social Work at Cardiff University, UK.


Jonathan Scourfield is Professor of Social Work at Cardiff University, UK.


John Carpenter is Professor of Social Work & Applied Social Sciences at the University of Bristol, UK.


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