Social Work Research

Methods for the Helping Professions

Edited by Norman A. Polansky

Social Work Research
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Edited by Norman A. Polansky

Revised edition
324 pages | © 1960, 1975
Cloth $30.00 ISBN: 9780226672199 Published May 1980
Shortly after its publication in 1960, the original edition of Social Work Research became widely recognized as the standard compendium on method and methodology in social work research. For this new edition, the selections have been completely revised, new essays have been added, and new developments in the field since the first edition have been thoroughly documented.
Introduction: Social and Historical Context
Norman A. Polansky
1. Theory Construction and the Scientific Method
Norman A. Polansky
2. The Design of Research
Samuel Finestone and Alfred J. Kahn
3. Principles of Measurement
Leonard S. Kogan
4. Some Principles and Methods of Sampling
Margaret Yeakel and Grace Ganter
5. Exploiting Available Information
Ann W. Shyne
6. Collecting Data by Questionnaire and Interview
Shirley Jenkins
7. Observation of Social Interaction
Sidney Rosen and Norman A. Polansky
8. Evaluation
Ruth E. Weber and Norman A. Polansky
9. Statistical Analysis of Data
Roger R. Miller
10. Applications of Computer Technology
William J. Reid
11. Uses of Research Methods in Interpersonal Practice
Edwin J. Thomas
12. Research Reporting
Rachel Marks
List of Contributors
Index of Names
Subject Index
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