Scientific Inquiry in Social Work

March 5, 2021 | Updated: March 12, 2021
Author: Matthew DeCarlo, Radford Univeristy

As an introductory textbook for social work students studying research methods, this book guides students through the process of creating a research project. Students will learn how to discover a researchable topic that is interesting to them, examine scholarly literature, formulate a proper research question, design a quantitative or qualitative study to answer their question, carry out the design, interpret quantitative or qualitative results, and disseminate their findings to a variety of audiences. Examples are drawn from the author's practice and research experience, as well as topical articles from the literature.

Subject Areas
Social Sciences, Social Work

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