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Research Design in Social Work
Qualitative and Quantitative Methods



November 2016 | 168 pages | Learning Matters
Social work research often focuses on qualitative designs and many students believe that the quantitative research pathway is either too complicated or is beyond their grasp. This book outlines how social work students can undertake a research project from either a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methodological approach. The authors introduce key concepts in an accessible and structured manner and go on to demonstrate each of the approaches from inception of research idea, to realisation of methodological approach, to research process, to data analysis and conclusion.

More than just another research text, this book remains grounded in social work practice and has clear links to the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.

 


 
Introduction
 
Reviewing the literature
 
Selecting your research method
 
Sampling techniques in quantitative and qualitative research
 
Qualitative data gathering
 
Qualitative data analysis
 
Introduction to quantitative methods
 
What does it all mean? Exploring quantitative data analysis
 
Presenting results and findings
 
Drawing out the discussion, conclusions and recommendations

A very practical ready reference for students and practitioners.

Mrs Ruth Thacker
Social Science , University of Suffolk
December 14, 2016

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