This book was not a good fit for my course. I adopted Research Methods in Practice (Remler and Van Ryzin) instead.
This textbook is exactly what I was looking for to update my course! It is comprehensive, yet easy to digest for an introduction course.
The topics were too dispersed - it could be a resource book but not my primary book.
I like Thyer's book, but I will use it as a recommended text, rather than a main text my research methods course. It can be a great resource for the doctoral students. For my needs, the text I currently use, Engel and Schutt, I think does a better job in covering Social Work research methodology. It has good structure and a continuity of ideas and themes.
Not as well written or as thorough as Essential Research Methods for Social Workers (Rubin)
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