Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services

Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services

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Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates a range of research techniques into a single epistemological framework and presents a balanced approach to the teaching of research methods in the qhelping professions.q Jeane W. Anastas begins with a discussion of the different philosophical perspectives within which social research occurs and continues with problem formulation, research design, and methodological issues influencing data collection, analysis, and dissemination. She presents both fixed (quantitative) and flexible (qualitative) methods of research, granting legitimacy, value, utility, and relevance to both styles of inquiry. Utilizing complete case studies to illustrate different methodological approaches, Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services integrates material on women and people of color, and draws attention to the ways racism, heterosexism, sexism, and classism affect the conceptualization and conduct of research. Anastas not only exposes these biases but actively addresses the experiences, needs, and concerns of clients of both genders and different races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultures, and classes.Computer technology evolves very rapidly, requiring new equipment on a steady basis. New equipment ... Both offer original articles on computer use, as well as software, book, and even web site reviews. ... They are also easier to repair and can often be upgradeda€”have new components installed to improve their performance. ... remote sites, which can be very useful in social services research .


Title:Research Design for Social Work and the Human Services
Author:Jeane W. Anastas
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2012-08-07
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