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Social Worker as Researcher: Integrating Research with Advocacy

By Tina Maschi, Robert Youdin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Sep 23, 2011

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Description

Provides a unique human rights and social justice framework to social work research.

 

This book is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. This series helps students understand and master CSWE’s core competencies with a variety of pedagogy highlighted competency content and critical thinking questions for the competencies throughout.


Using an innovative approach, Social Worker as Researcher: Integrating Research with Advocacy, applies a human rights and social justice framework to social work research and evaluation as an essential tool for social work advocacy.


It provides detailed coverage of the research and evaluation process from framing the problem, designing and implementing the study, and taking action with the results. It documents the history and contemporary methods of ‘who, what, where, and why we do’ as a means to understanding and eradicating individual and social problems and evaluating solutions. 

 

The text is filled with material on critical thinking and evidence-based practice decision-making skills, vivid case examples, and experiential exercises to capture the thinking, feeling, and doing of research. It makes linkages to social work research and evaluation as a problem solving process and carefully documents the systematic step-by-step process of designing and implementing research for action.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning — MySocialWorkLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking — The text encourages readers to take a reflective action-oriented approach to understanding problems and using research and evaluation.
  • Engage Students — Real world social work research and evaluation examples, vivid case examples and experiental exercises help students relate theory to practice.
  • Explore Current Issues — Up-to-date information on human rights and social justice issues is included.
  • Apply CSWE Core Competencies — Integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS throughout — highlights competencies and practice behaviors and includes expensive pedagogy. MySocialWorkLab adds value with core competency videos and hundreds of competency-based questions.
  • Support Instructors — An Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File, MySocialWorkLab with Pearson eText, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package.

Note: MySocialWorkLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocialWorkLab, please visit: www.mysocialworklab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocialWorkLab (at no additional cost). VP: 0205042538

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Social Work Research and Evaluation: Foundations in Human Rights and Social Justice

Chapter 2: The Value of Values and Ethics in Social Work Research and Evaluation

Chapter 3: Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Evidence Based Practice

Chapter 4: Problem Formulation: From Conceptualization To Operationalization

Chapter 5: The Literature as Source Evidence: From Search To Appraisal

Chapter 6: Sampling In Evidence-Based Practice Research

Chapter 7: Tapping the Scientist Within: Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work

Chapter 8: Causation-Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Non-Experimental Designs

Chapter 9: Tapping the Evidence-Based Practitioner Within: Single Subject Designs

Chapter 10: The Qualitative Approach: Tapping the Artist and Scientist Within

Chapter 11: Evaluation as a Theory of Change

Chapter 12: Writing for a Change and Other Advocacy Tips 


 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Social Work Research and Evaluation: Foundations in Human Rights and Social Justice

Background

The History of Social Work and Research: Evidence and the Altruistic Imagination

Human Rights and Social Justice: Implications for Social Work Research

Social Work at the Intersection of Human Rights History

Summary

 

Chapter 2: The Value of Values and Ethics in Social Work Research and Evaluation

Introduction

Professional Code of Ethics: History and Meaning

The Research to Evaluation Continuum

NASW Ethical Standards for Social Work Research and Evaluation

History and Meaning-Making in 20th Century Research Ethics

Core Ethical Principles and Practices

Ethical Research Decision-Making Process

Research Ethical Decision-Making Model

Summary

 

Chapter 3: Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, and Evidence Based Practice

Introduction

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

Summary

 

Chapter 4: Problem Formulation: From Conceptualization To Operationalization

Introduction

Linking Approaches to Study Types

Integrating Research and Practice Using Theory

From Conceptualization to Operationalization

Summary

 

Chapter 5: The Literature as Source Evidence: From Search To Appraisal

Introduction

Case Examples

Professional Practice Contexts

Empirical Literacy for Social Workers

The Scholarly Literature and Peer Review Process

Social Work Education and the Literature Review

The Literature Review Experience

The STAIR MODEL for Conducting Literature Reviews

Summary

 

Chapter 6: Sampling In Evidence-Based Practice Research

Introduction

Generalizability

Homogeneity

Representativeness

Sampling Methods

Non-Probability Sampling

Summary

 

Chapter 7: Tapping the Scientist Within: Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work

Introduction

The Anatomy of a Quantitative Study

Summary

 

Chapter 8: Causation-Experimental, Quasi-Experimental, and Non-Experimental Designs

Introduction

Practitioner Considerations for Causation

Experimental Designs

Quasi-Experimental Designs

Non-Experimental Designs

Social Justice Issues in Research Designs

Summary

 

Chapter 9: Tapping the Evidence-Based Practitioner Within: Single Subject Designs

Introduction

Elements of Single Subject Design

Single Subject Designs

Summary  

 

Chapter 10: The Qualitative Approach: Tapping the Artist and Scientist Within

Introduction

Qualitative Approach: The Journey as the Reward

Research Cycle

Research Design

Qualitative Research Design Choices

Data Analysis Strategies              

Rigor in Qualitative Research

Recommendations for Writing Qualitative Research

Summary

 

Chapter 11: Evaluation as a Theory of Change

Introduction

Needs, Rights, and Social Work Intervention

Conceptualizing Change              

Intervention and Impact Theories

The Nature of Evaluation

Evaluation and the Logic Model

Additional Evaluation Strategies

Mixed Methods Designs and Evaluation

Common Data Sources for Evaluation

Evaluation and Cultural Competence

Summary

 

Chapter 12: Writing for a Change and Other Advocacy Tips

Introduction

Dissemination and Human Rights

Writing: Start with a Commitment and a Purpose

Writing a Review of the Literature

Other Types of Research Reports

Presentations

Advocacy and Research for Change

Action Steps

Future Directions: Think and Act Global

Implications for Human Rights and Social Justice             

Summary

 

Appendix: Assessment of Organizational Cultural Competence Survey   

References

Index

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ISBN-13: 978-0-205-59494-8

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