Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847428165 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847428158 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work

Themes, Methods and Approaches

Edited by Saul Becker, Alan Bryman, and Harry Ferguson

Edited by Saul Becker, Alan Bryman, and Harry Ferguson

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

448 pages | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2012
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847428165 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $42.95 ISBN: 9781847428158 Published May 2012 For sale in North and South America only

Thoroughly revised and expanded, this new edition of Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work shows readers the importance of research, how to interpret it, and how to effectively carry out and report research of their own. This landmark textbook  is an essential guide to the methods, approaches, and debates that are required knowledge for students, policymakers, and practitioners.

Contents
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction

1. Research for social policy and social work
2. Ethical conduct and research practice
3. Formulating research ideas and questions
4. Methodological issues and approaches
5. Quantitative research
6. Qualitative research
7. Dissemination, knowledge transfer and making an impact

Glossary
Index
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