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Test Bank For Social Work Research Methods Learning by Doing By York

Test Bank For Social Work Research Methods Learning by Doing By Reginald O. York, ISBN: 9781506387192

Social Work Research Methods is a step-by-step journey through the process of conducting research. With over 30 years of teaching experience, author Reginald O. York helps readers discover how research can enable them to better serve clients in the field. Each chapter features a hands-on approach to producing research, with practical chapter exercises that reinforce methods mastery. Using their own data, students engage in realistic research activities and gain an appreciation for science-informed practice as a means of evaluating client outcomes.

Table Of Content

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Part 1: The Fundamentals of Science and Social Work Research
Chapter 1: Science, Research, and Social Work Practice

How do we Know what we Know?

Avoiding Errors in Decision Making

Science as a Way of Knowing

Science and Critical Thinking

Social Work Practice and Science

Common Sense and the Scientific Method

Pseudoscience as an Alternative to Science

Applying the Basic Principles of Science: Does the Full Moon Make Us Different?

Chapter 2: Purposes and Processes of Social Work Research

Four Purposes of Social Work Research

Quantitative and Qualitative Measurement

The Research Process

Chapter 3: Ethics and Cultural Competence in Social Work Research

Section A: Ethics in the Use of Human Subjects in Research

Section B: Cultural Competence in Social Work Research

Chapter 4: Evidence-based Practice

The Nature of Evidence and Evidence-based Practice

Steps in the Process of Evidence-based Practice

Critical Appraisal of Evidence-based Practice

Part 2: Conducting Different Types of Social Work Research
Chapter 5: Conducting Research that Employs Social Surveys

The Nature of the Social Survey

Types of Social Surveys

When to Use Each Type of Survey

Conducting Your Own Social Survey

Composing Your Own Questionnaire

Advantages and Disadvantages of the Survey

Chapter 6: Conducting Research That Describes People: What Are the Traits That Describe the Good Manager?

Preliminary Step for Practice Exercise 2 for This Chapter

Types of Social Work Research

The Phases of Descriptive Research

Chapter 7: Conducting Research That Explains Things: What Explains Life Satisfaction?

The Four Major Phases of Explanatory Research

An Explanatory Research Study Example: Does Stress or Social Support Explain Life Satisfaction?

Chapter Appendix: Questionnaire for Study of Life Satisfaction

Chapter 8: Conducting Research that Evaluates Services

The Parts of the Evaluation System

The Phases of Outcome Evaluation Research

Research Example: Are the Services of the New Horizons Treatment Program Effective in the Reduction of Depression for Adult Clients?

Chapter Appendix: Statistical Analysis of the Data for the New Horizons Treatment Program

Chapter 9: Conducting Qualitative Research that Explores the Unknown

Exploratory Research and Qualitative Research Methods

What Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Research Have in Common

The Phases of Exploratory Research Employing Qualitative Research Methods

Approaches to Qualitative Research

Data Collection in Qualitative Research

Data Analysis in Qualitative Research

Chapter 10: Conducting Program Evaluations

What Does Your Agency Do to Evaluate Programs?

The Nature of Program Evaluations

Advantages of Program Evaluations

Characteristics of Good Programs

Finding Evidence for Human Service Programs

Types of Program Evaluations

The Logic Model as a Way of Portraying Critical Aspects of the Program Evaluation

Some Qualitative Approaches for Program Evaluation

Issues in Program Evaluation

Part 3: Conducting Each Phase of Social Work Research
Chapter 11: Developing Your Knowledge Base and Intervention

Purpose and Knowledge as the Foundation for the Research Study

The Literature Review for a Research Study

Describing the Intervention or Program

Preliminary Information for the Practice Exercises

Chapter 12: Drawing Your Study Sample

The Study Sample and the Study Population

Generalization of Study Results

Sampling Error

Sampling Elements, Sampling Frames, and Sampling Intervals

Random Samples and Scientific Generalization

Nonrandom Samples and Logical Generalization

Chapter 13: Measuring Your Study Variables

Why Fret Over Measurement?

The Nature of Measurement in Social Work Research

Standardized Tools and Individualized Tools

Measurement Error

Reliability and Validity in Qualitative Measurement

Securing the Tool for Measuring Your Study Variables

Evaluating Measurement Tools

Tips for Developing Your Own Measurement Tool

Computing the Score for Your Scale

Describing Your Measurement Tool

Determining Practical Significance With Your Measurement Method

Special Challenges of the Single-Subject Research Study

Individualized Scales as an Option

Chapter 14: Selecting a Research Design for a Group Evaluation Study

The Nature of Causation in Research

Threats to Internal Validity

What Threats Should Be of Special Concern in My Situation?

Two General Types of Research Designs

Group Research Designs

Preexperimental Designs That Fail to Address Threats to Internal Validity

Quasi-Experimental Designs That Address Causation Minimally

Experimental Designs That Address Threats Optimally

Summary of Group Research Designs

Chapter 15: Selecting a Research Design for a Single Client

The Nature of the Single-Subject Research Study

Single-Subject Designs that Fail to Address Maturation or History

Single-Subject Designs that Address Maturation

Single-Subject Designs That Address Both Maturation and History

Data Analysis for Single-Subject Research

Chapter 16: Analyzing Data and Drawing Conclusions

Using Descriptive Statistics to Describe People

Using Inferential Statistic to Test Your Hypothesis in Explanatory Research

Questions You Must Answer to Find Your Statistic in Explanatory Research

Finding Your Statistic in Explanatory Research

Interpreting Data in Explanatory Research

Using Inferential Statistics to Test Your Hypothesis When You Are Evaluating Practice

Presenting Your Study Conclusions

Chapter Appendix: Instructions for Using an Internet Website to Analyze Data
Chapter 17: Analyzing Qualitative Data

An Overview of Qualitative Data Analysis

Narrative Analysis
Glossary
References
Index