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Research Methods for Social Work

3.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  77 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e combines a rigorous, comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach that helps students overcome the fear-factor often associated with this course. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie's classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth ...more
Hardcover, 653 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Thomson Brooks/Cole (first published December 1989)
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Cat
Apr 21, 2007 Cat rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: social workers with a brain
Important, but ugh!
Althea
Aug 10, 2015 Althea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I actually used the 8th edition. This textbook was okay. It excelled in its examples of how research could be used, though some of them went on too long, as they were most helpful in detailing the nuances of confusing terms.

But it was also dense and hard to read. The organization of it is relatively confusing and diagrams were not great, nor did they add to the readability. Pithy definitions of terms were not truly included, but generally assumed or hard to find in the pages upon pages of exampl
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Amanda Michelle Jones
Jun 19, 2013 Amanda Michelle Jones rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: social work researchers of all perspectives
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i struggled in my research methods class due to differing research paradigms and couldn't figure out how to translate my work. reading this book provided me with the language and understanding i needed to figure out what was going on. i wish i'd read it from the start!
Marylee
May 21, 2011 Marylee rated it it was amazing
Reading the last chapter today to prepare for class tomorrow! I've read a lot about the research process, this book is up there as one of the best. Great illustration and discussion of different research methods with a focus on validity and reliability. Students struggling to understand the research process would benefit greatly from this resource.
Sonya
Dec 07, 2013 Sonya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There has to be a better way to write about research.
Vinay
i want to read this book for my Phd on social work.
Zaya
Jan 22, 2008 Zaya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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