The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods
- Bruce Thyer - Florida State University, USA, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Republic of South Africa
Research Methods in Social Work
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The canonical Handbook is completely updated with more student-friendly features
The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods is a cutting-edge volume that covers all the major topics that are relevant for Social Work Research methods. Edited by Bruce Thyer and containing contributions by leading authorities, this Handbook covers both qualitative and quantitative approaches as well as a section that delves into more general issues such as evidence based practice, ethics, gender, ethnicity, International Issues, integrating both approaches, and applying for grants.
New to this Edition
- More content on qualitative methods and mixed methods
- More coverage of evidence-based practice
- More support to help students effectively use the Internet
- A companion Web site at www.sagepub.com/thyerhdbk2e containing a test bank and PowerPoint slides for instructors and relevant SAGE journal articles for students.
This Handbook serves as a primary text in the methods courses in MSW programs and doctoral level programs. It can also be used as a reference and research design tool for anyone doing scholarly research in social work or human services.
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)
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Introductory Principles of SocialWork Research
Chapter 3 - Probability and Sampling