Quantitative Research Methods For Social Work: Making Social Work Count by Barbra TeaterQuantitative Research Methods For Social Work: Making Social Work Count by Barbra Teater

Quantitative Research Methods For Social Work: Making Social Work Count

byBarbra Teater, John Devaney, Donald Forrester

Paperback | November 11, 2016

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Quantitative research makes a very important contribution to both understanding and responding effectively to the problems that social work service users face. In this unique and authoritative text, a group of expert authors explore the key areas of data collection, analysis and evaluation and outline in detail how they can be applied to practice.

Barbra Teater is Associate Professor in Social Work at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, USA.John Devaney is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Queen's University Belfast, UK.Donald Forrester is Professor of Child and Family Social Work at Cardiff University, UK.Jonathan Scourfield is Professor of Social Work at...
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Title:Quantitative Research Methods For Social Work: Making Social Work CountFormat:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.02 inPublished:November 11, 2016Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1137400269

ISBN - 13:9781137400260

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 Why numbers matter in social work.- Chapter 3 Who is being studied?.- Chapter 4 What is being studied?.- Chapter 5 How to describe issues using numbers.- Chapter 6 How to know if a service makes a difference.- Chapter 7 How to use numbers to describe a sample.- Chapter 8 How to make a decision with confidence.- Chapter 9 How to know if two variables are related.- Chapter 10 What is the effect of one or more variables on another variable?.- Chapter 11 What are the key elements of ethical quantitative research?.- Chapter 12 How to do quantitative research without collecting new data.- Chapter 13 How to combine qualitative and quantitative methods in social work research.