Acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as for the authors’ clear and often humorous writing style, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques–illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Now in its Eighth Edition, Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie’s classic bestseller combines a comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach–helping you overcome the fear factor often associated with the subject matter. Relevant examples from real-world settings highlight the connections between research and social work practice.
About the Author
After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, Allen Rubin served as a researcher for the Council on Social Work Education before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in 1979, where he remains as the Bert Kruger Smith Centennial Professor. Renowned in social work, Dr. Rubin has published numerous research studies on social work practice and is a past president of the Society for Social Work and Research.
Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestseller, THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH (Cengage).
If you’re writing a thesis, this book helps you to understand the concepts of an independent and dependent variable, unit of analysis, theory, etc… Studies are given in book for students to analyze and determine if ethical or unethical.
Product Details :
- Series: Brooks/Cole Empowerment
- Hardcover: 720 pages
- Publisher: Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning; 8th edition (February 15, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1285173465
- ISBN-13: 978-1285173467
- Product Dimensions: 10 x 8.2 x 1 inches