Social Work Research and Evaluation: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches

By Richard M. Grinnell Jr.; Yvonne A. Unrau | Go to book overview
Contents in Brief
Contents in Detailxiii
Contributorsxxi
Part IAn Introduction to Inquiry
1Scientific Inquiry and Social Work3
2Research Contexts23
3Research Ethics33
4Using Existing Knowledge45
Part IIApproaches to Knowledge Development
5The Quantitative Research Approach61
6The Qualitative Research Approach75
7Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Matters89
Part IIIMeasurement
8Measurement97
9Measuring Instruments113
10Designing Measuring Instruments133
Part IVThe Logic of Research Design
11Sampling149
12Case-Level Designs171
13Group-Level Designs185
Part VCollecting Original Data
14Observation213
15Participant Observation231
16Interviewing245
17Surveys271
Part VICollecting Existing Data
18Secondary Analysis291
19Content Analysis303
20Utilizing Existing Statistics315
21Historical Research329
22Selecting a Data Collection Method and Data Source339
Part VIIQuantitative Data Analysis, Proposals, and Reports
23Analyzing Quantitative Data353
24Writing Quantitative Proposals and Reports371
25Evaluating Quantitative Reports385
Part VIIIQualitative Data Analysis, Proposals, and Reports
26Analyzing Qualitative Data403
27Writing Qualitative Proposals and Reports421
28Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research437
Part IXFrom Research to Evaluation
29Program Evaluation453
Glossary469
References and Further Reading489
Credits507
Index511

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