Research Design in Social Work: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

Anne Campbell, Brian Taylor, Anne McGlade

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Abstract

Social work research often focuses on qualitative designs and many students believe that the quantitative research pathway is either too complicated or is beyond their grasp. This book outlines how social work students can undertake a research project from either a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methodological approach. The authors introduce key concepts in an accessible and structured manner and go on to demonstrate each of the approaches from inception of research idea, to realisation of methodological approach, to research process, to data analysis and conclusion.
More than just another research text, this book remains grounded in social work practice and has clear links to the Professional Capabilities Framework for Social Work.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages168
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2016

Publication series

NameTransforming Social Work Practice
PublisherSage

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Keywords

  • research design
  • Qualitative methods
  • Quantitative methods
  • survey methods
  • focus groups
  • interview methods

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Campbell, A., Taylor, B., & McGlade, A. (2016). Research Design in Social Work: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods. (Transforming Social Work Practice). London.
Campbell, Anne ; Taylor, Brian ; McGlade, Anne. / Research Design in Social Work: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods. London, 2016. 168 p. (Transforming Social Work Practice).
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