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Author Rubin, Allen.

Title Research methods for social work / Allen Rubin, Earl Babbie.

Imprint Pacific Grove, Calif. : Brooks/Cole, ©1993.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  361.0072 R896R    Check Shelf
Edition 2nd ed.
Description xxviii, 723 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 705-713) and index.
Contents An Introduction to Inquiry -- Scientific Inquiry and Social Work -- Two Realities -- Natural Human Inquiry -- Errors in Personal Inquiry -- Philosophical Issues in Science and Research -- The Scientific Method -- What's Really Real? -- Paradigms -- Determinism, Probability, and Causation -- Quantitative and Qualitative Methods of Inquiry -- Objectivity and Subjectivity in Scientific Inquiry -- Theory and Research -- Two Logical Systems -- The Links Between Theory and Research -- Social Work Practice Models -- The Ethics and Politics of Social Work Research -- Ethical Issues in Social Work Research -- Weighing Benefits and Costs -- NASW Code of Ethics -- Four Ethical Controversies -- Institutional Review Boards -- Bias and Insensitivity Regarding Gender and Culture -- The Politics of Social Work Research -- Problem Formulation and Measurement -- Problem Formulation -- Overview of the Research Process -- The Research Proposal -- Problem Identification -- Purposes of Research -- The Time Dimension -- Units of Analysis -- Answers to Units of Analysis Exercise -- Conceptualization and Operationalization -- Conceptual Explication -- Operational Definitions -- Measuring Anything That Exists -- Definitions and Research Purposes -- Operationalization Choices -- Some Operationalization Illustrations -- Operationalization Goes On and On -- More Examples of Operationalization in Social Work -- Existing Scales -- Measurement -- Levels of Measurement -- Single or Composite Indicators -- Common Sources of Measurement Error.
Subject Social service -- Research -- Methodology.
Service social -- Recherche -- Méthodologie.
Social service -- Research -- Methodology. (OCoLC)fst01123274
Wetenschappelijke technieken.
Sociaal-wetenschappelijk onderzoek.
Maatschappelijk werk.
Sociale dienstverlening.
Added Author Babbie, Earl R.
Other Form: Online version: Rubin, Allen. Research methods for social work. 2nd ed. Pacific Grove, Calif. : Brooks/Cole, ©1993 (OCoLC)622659654
ISBN 0534174787
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