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Social Work Research Skills Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting Agency-Based Research
Jacqueline Corcoran and Mary Secret
Oxford University Press / Softcover / 2012-07-01 / 0199753512
Social Work / Research
price: $52.95 (may be subject to change)
256 pages
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The required research sequence is perhaps the most dreaded element of a BSW or MSW program for students who don't see the applicability of research methods and data analysis to the "real world" of practice. With the move toward greater accountability and evidence-informed practice, though, students must be well equipped to be not only consumers but producers of research. Increase student research comfort and competency with the Social Work Research Skills Workbook, a hands-on practical guide that shows students how to apply what they learn about research methods and analysis to the research projects that they develop in their internships, field placements or employment settings.

At once a survival guide to the research requirement and a toolbox that practitioners can use in the field, this workbook promises to engage students in the research process and make them responsible, ethical, and informed producers of social work knowledge that produces better outcomes for their agencies and clients.

Jacqueline Corcoran, PhD, is Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University. Mary Secret, PhD, is Associate Professor of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University.

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