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Research Methods for Generalist Social Work, 5th Edition

  • Christine R. Marlow University of New Mexico
  • ISBN-10: 0840033273  |  ISBN-13: 9780840033277
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2005, 2001
  • © 2011 | Published
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Overview

RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK offers students a clear, down-to-earth introduction to the concepts of research methodology. Marlow's accessible research methods text consistently demonstrates the link between social work research and generalist social work practice, making the methodology easy to grasp. RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK helps social work students discover the relevance of research to social work practitioners. The text provides new learning objectives that are tied to specific learning outcomes at the end of each chapter, helping students retain the material. In addition, RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK features new chapter exercises and expanded coverage of ethical discussions and diversity integration. The updated text also reflects CSWE requirements for a global perspective. METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK draws examples from the international social work literature and now includes an increased discussion of evidence-based practice.

Features and Benefits

  • RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK consistently shows students the links between social work research and generalist social work practice.
  • Marlow makes the methodology easy to grasp with clear learning objectives and outcomes, helping social work students see the relevance of research to social work practitioners.
  • RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK reflects CSWE requirements for a global perspective, including an increased discussion of evidence-based practice.
  • The updated text is uniquely suited to meet CSWE Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards and draws examples from international social work literature.

Table of Contents

1. Science and Social Work.
2. Research and Generalist Social Work Practice.
3. Deciding on the Question.
4. The Literature Review and Identifying the Variables.
5. Designing Needs Assessments.
6. Designing Program Evaluations.
7. Designing the Evaluation of Practice.
8. Selecting the Participants in the Research.
9. Collecting the Data.
10. Organizing the Data. (With Yoshi DeRoos, PhD)
11. Analysis of Qualitative Data. (With Colin Collett van Rooyen, M.Soc.Sc.)
12. Analysis of Quantitative Data. (With Yorshi DeRoos, PhD)
13. Research Writing.
Appendix A: Library and World Wide Web Resources.
Appendix B: Guidelines for Evaluating Research Studies.
Appendix C: Statistical Formulas.
Appendix D: Probability Tables.
Appendix E: Code of Ethics, approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Section 5.02 Evaluation and Research.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK provides new learning objectives—grounded in the CSWE Educational Policies and Accreditation Standards—that are tied to specific learning outcomes at the end of each chapter.
  • RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK features international examples as well as an increased emphasis on global social work in the CSWE standards.
  • The updated text provides new exercises at the end of each chapter, as well as expanded ethical discussions and diversity integration.
  • RESEARCH METHODS FOR GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK includes strengthened participatory research content, as well as more detailed discussion of evidence-based practice throughout the text.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Christine R. Marlow

Christine Marlow, Professor Emerita at the University of New Mexico, served as Dean of Instruction at the University of New Mexico for six years. Previously, she was Professor of Social Work at New Mexico State University and the Project Director and Principal Investigator of the New Mexico Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NM-AGEP), a project designed to diversify the faculty in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and funded by the National Science Foundation. After completing her undergraduate work in anthropology at the University of Wales, she was employed as a social worker in Maine and later received her Masters and Ph.D from the University of Chicago. At New Mexico State University she also served as the Director of the School of Social Work and as Associate Dean of the NMSU Graduate School. Dr. Marlow has authored numerous articles, she was also a Fulbright Scholar in Zimbabwe in 1994, and in Uganda in 2002.