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...Show More
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.Show Less
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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- Ethics and Values in Social Work Sarah Banks
- Anti-Discriminatory Practice Neil Thompson
- Doing a Successful Research Project Martin Davies, Nathan Hughes
- Social Work Theories in Context Karen Healy
- Philosophy of Social Science Ted Benton, Ian Craib
- Working with Substance Users George Allan
- Practising Social Work Sociologically Priscilla Dunk-West, Fiona Verity
- Sociology as Applied to Health and Medicine Graham Scambler
- Promoting Equality Neil Thompson
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