Statistics for Social Workers

Author: Robert W. Weinbach
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0205981836
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A reader-friendly approach to statistics in social work practice. Statistics for Social Workers, 9/e familiarizes students with statistical tests and analyses that are most likely to be encountered by social work researchers and practitioners. This reader-friendly title emphasizes the conceptual underpinning of statistical analyses, keeping mathematics and complicated formulae to a minimum. Readers require no prior knowledge of statistics and only basic mathematical competence.

Research Methods for Social Work

Author: Allen Rubin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495811718
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Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, Seventh Edition strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie’s classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as the authors’ clear and often humorous writing style. Combining a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach helps students overcome the fear-factor often associated with this course. Relevant examples from real-world settings consistently help students see the connections between research and social work practice. In response to the move toward teaching evidence-based practice throughout the curriculum, the new edition also enhances coverage of evidence-based practice as well as keeps the text in line with other accreditation requirements based on the recently revised EPAS guidelines. Comprehensive, friendly, accurate, and integrating the best of technology, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e is an excellent text that can be used across undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Social Work Research and Evaluation

Author: Richard M. Grinnell
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190859024
Format: PDF
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Since the first edition in 1981, Social Work Research and Evaluation has provided graduate-level social work students with basic research and evaluation concepts to help them become successful evidence-based practitioners, evidence-informed practitioners, and practitioners who are implementing evidence-based programs. Students will gain a thorough understanding and appreciation for how the three dominant research methodologies-quantiative, qualitative, and mixed methods-will help them achieve their professional goals, regardless of their area of specialization. Written in clear, everyday language, this edition also includes the pedagogical features that will make it easy and effective for classroom use.

Research Methods for Social Workers

Author: Cynthia A. Faulkner
Publisher: Lyceum Books
ISBN: 9781935871323
Format: PDF, Docs
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This title is a research methods text tailored specifically for social work students that illustrates how understanding research is valuable for success in evidence-based agency practice. From the basics of research to practice evaluation, the authors carefully guide students through the complete process. They are able to connect abstract theory with practical applications, providing the skills necessary to become effective practitioners. The book introduces complex concepts such as qualitative, quantitative, and statistical methods; ethical issues in research; sampling; and measurement in a manner that students find readily accessible.

Beginnings Middles Ends

Author: Ogden Willis Rogers
Publisher: White Hat Communications
ISBN: 1929109350
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A sideways story is some moment in life when you thought you were doing one thing, but you ended up learning another. A sideways story can also be a poem, or prose, that, because of the way it is written, may not be all that direct in its meaning. What’s nice about both clouds, and art, is that you can look at them and just resonate. That can be good for both the heart and the mind. Many of the moments of this book have grown from experiences the author has had or stories he used in his lectures with students or told in his office with clients. Some of them have grown from essays written for others, for personal or professional reasons. They are moments on a path through the discovery of social work, a journey of beginnings, middles, and ends. With just the right blend of humor and candor, each of these stories contains nuggets of wisdom that you will not find in a traditional textbook. They capture the essence and the art and soul of social work. In a world rushed with the illusion of technique and rank empiricism, it is the author’s hope that some of the things here might make some moment in your thinking or feeling grow as a social worker. If they provoke a smile, or a tear, or a critical question, it’s worth it. Everyone makes a different journey in a life of social work. These stories are one social worker’s travelogue along the way.

Skills for Using Theory in Social Work

Author: James A. Forte
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317929519
Format: PDF
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Using theory, research evidence and experiential knowledge is a critical component of good social work. This unique text is designed to help social work students and practitioners to integrate theorizing into practice, demonstrating how to search for, select and translate academic knowledge for practical use in helping people improve their lives and environments. Presenting 32 core skills, Skills for Using Theory in Social Work provides a conceptual foundation, a vocabulary, and a set of skills to aid competent social work theorizing. Each chapter outlines the knowledge and action components of the skill and its relationship to core practice behaviours, along with learning and reflection activities. The lessons are divided into four parts: Section one discusses foundational material, including self-identification as a theorist-practitioner, the deliberate use of the term theory, and a social work approach to the selection of knowledge. Section two focuses on the adept use of theorizing skills. It covers identifying assumptions, using concepts, formulating propositions, organizing theory elements inductively or deductively, summarizing and displaying the elements of a theory, gathering and organizing assessment information and communicating with clients and colleagues about tentative theories. Section three includes lessons preparing social workers for the construction of useful middle-range theories including causal theories and interpretive theories and for testing and sharing these practical theories. Section four presents skills to develop critical thinking about theoretical knowledge. These include avoiding the misuse of theory, judging a theory using scientific standards, judging a theory by professional standards, critiquing theory in its cultural and historical context and making judgments about the likely long-term impact of a theory. This key text will help readers to demonstrate their expertise in reflective, competent, and theory-informed practice. It is suitable for all social work students and practitioners, particularly those taking practice, theory and human behaviour in the social environment courses.

Christianity and Social Work

Author: T. Laine Scales
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989758116
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Christianity and Social Work is written for social workers whose motivations to enter the profession are informed by their Christian faith, and who desire to develop faithfully Christian approaches to helping.

Empowerment Series Research Methods for Social Work

Author: Allen Rubin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305633822
Format: PDF, ePub
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Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques -- illustrating how the two methods complement one another and how they can be integrated in mixed-methods studies. Rubin and Babbie's classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as for the authors' clear and often humorous writing style. A rigorous and comprehensive presentation, combined with a reader-friendly approach, helps students overcome the fear factor often associated with this course. Examples from real-world settings help students see the connections between research and social work practice. The Ninth Edition continues to incorporate coverage of evidence-based practice, and aligns with other accreditation requirements based on the EPAS guidelines. It can be used across undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice

Author: Bradford W. Sheafor
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0205965288
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Emphasizes the different techniques needed for successful social work practice. This title is also available as a more affordable e-book with embedded media to illustrate key concepts. Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice, 10/e demonstrates the unique place of social work among the helping professions. Readers will gain insight into the social worker’s professional roles, guiding principles, and the importance of evidence-based practice. This title provides students with easy access to the most current information on fundamental techniques and useful guidelines for social work practice from the generalist perspective. The 10th edition introduces 12 new techniques or guidelines corresponding to the national social work licensing examinations and the Council on Social Work Education’s list of essential practice behaviors. Techniques and Guidelines for Social Work Practice is broken into five parts. Parts I and II provide knowledge, values, and competencies for effective social work practice, while Parts III through V contain 154 clear and readable descriptions of practice techniques, presented in a handbook format for convenient accessibility of information.