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

By: Rubin, Allen
Contributor(s): Babbie, Earl R
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Pacific Grove, Calif. : Brooks/Cole, c1993Edition: 2nd edDescription: xxviii, 723 p. : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 0534174787; 9780534174781Subject(s): Social service -- Research -- MethodologyDDC classification: 361.072 LOC classification: HV11 | .R84 1993Online resources: WorldCat details
Contents:
Table of 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 705-713) and index.

Table of 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.

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