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The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

  • Edited by: Bruce A. Thyer
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc.
  • Publication year: 2001
  • Online pub date: January 01, 2011
  • Discipline: Social Work
  • Methods: Measurement , Case study research , Theory
  • DOI: https:// doi. org/10.4135/9781412986182
  • Keywords: clients , handbooks , knowledge , population , social problems , social welfare , social work practice Show all Show less
  • Print ISBN: 9780761919063
  • Online ISBN: 9781412986182
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"`Not so much a handbook, but an excellent source of reference' - British Journal of Social Work This volume is the definitive resource for anyone doing research in social work. It details both quantitative and qualitative methods and data collection, as well as suggesting the methods appropriate to particular types of studies. It also covers issues such as ethics, gender and ethnicity, and offers advice on how to write up and present your research."

Front Matter

  • Acknowledgments
  • Overview of Quantitative Research Methods
  • Probability and Sampling
  • Reliability and Validity in Quantitative Measurement
  • Locating Instruments
  • Statistics for Social Workers
  • Types of Studies
  • Descriptive Studies
  • Needs Assessments
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Program Evaluation
  • Using Cost → Procedure → Process → Outcome Analysis
  • Single-System Designs
  • Overview of Qualitative Research Methods
  • Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Research
  • Narrative Case Studies
  • In-Depth Interviews
  • Ethnographic Research Methods
  • Participant Observation
  • Grounded Theory and Other Inductive Research Methods
  • Theory Development
  • Historical Research
  • Literature Reviews
  • Critical Analyses
  • Ethical Issues
  • Gender, Ethnicity, and Race Matters
  • Comparative International Research
  • Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
  • Applying for Research Grants
  • Disseminating Research Findings

Back Matter

  • About the Editor
  • About the Contributors

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The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

  • Bruce Thyer - Florida State University, USA
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This book was not a good fit for my course. I adopted Research Methods in Practice (Remler and Van Ryzin) instead.

This textbook is exactly what I was looking for to update my course! It is comprehensive, yet easy to digest for an introduction course.

The topics were too dispersed - it could be a resource book but not my primary book.

I like Thyer's book, but I will use it as a recommended text, rather than a main text my research methods course. It can be a great resource for the doctoral students. For my needs, the text I currently use, Engel and Schutt, I think does a better job in covering Social Work research methodology. It has good structure and a continuity of ideas and themes.

Not as well written or as thorough as Essential Research Methods for Social Workers (Rubin)

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The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods is a cutting-edge volume that covers all the major topics that are relevant for Social Work Research methods. Edited by Bruce Thyer and containing contributions by leading authorities, this Handbook covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as a section that delves into more general issues such as evidence based practice, ethics, gender, ethnicity, International Issues, integrating both approaches, and applying for grants.

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This book was not a good fit for my course. I adopted Research Methods in Practice (Remler and Van Ryzin) instead.

This textbook is exactly what I was looking for to update my course! It is comprehensive, yet easy to digest for an introduction course.

The topics were too dispersed - it could be a resource book but not my primary book.

I like Thyer's book, but I will use it as a recommended text, rather than a main text my research methods course. It can be a great resource for the doctoral students. For my needs, the text I currently use, Engel and Schutt, I think does a better job in covering Social Work research methodology. It has good structure and a continuity of ideas and themes.

Not as well written or as thorough as Essential Research Methods for Social Workers (Rubin)

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In The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods , Bruce Thyer presents a comprehensive view of the issues concerning social workers involved in evaluation and research. This book accomplishes its editor's mission, which is to provide depth and relevance in addressing the various content areas. It is clearly a research text written by social workers for social workers, not one adapted for social workers.

The major theme of this book is the essential role that social workers play in researching their practices and in making the connections between this research and the knowledge base that they use and apply in their work. The book also reminds the reader of the historical involvement of social workers in research and evaluation.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods is written in four parts. The first part focuses on describing quantitative study designs and the purpose of the designs, types of instruments, and a concise and easily grasped summary of descriptive and commonly used inferential statistics. Practical applications to mental health services are provided for all the study designs, including randomized clinical trials, program evaluation, and cost-procedure-process-outcome analysis.

The second part addresses the range of qualitative study designs and the methodological issues associated with these designs. The differences between the methods are well articulated, and the examples illustrate the application to actual practice. This section acknowledges the historical importance of these methods in the evolution of social work practice.

The third part covers the role of theory development, historical research, literature reviews, and critical analyses in the field of social work. This section is striking for its close focus on these areas, which typically receive brief attention in other texts. The chapter on critical analyses is especially hard hitting about the lack of rigor in social workers' practice evaluation.

The text concludes with a section on general issues, including ethical issues, diversity, social work in the international context, mixed methods, and research grants. Attention is paid to the role of dissemination and the expectation that social workers will disseminate the outcome of their work. This section is also notable for its focus on social work practice in the international context. Given the increasing diversity of the population in the United States, it is critical that U.S. practitioners understand the multiple perspectives that affect identification of service need, service delivery, service use, the development of policy and programs, and the implications for research.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods is written for social workers and students of social work in all fields of practice. It is especially written for social workers who want a more balanced view of the value and application of quantitative and qualitative study designs.

Dr. Corbin is assistant professor in the School for Social Work of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and acting chair of the research sequence.

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