Research Methods for Evidence Based Practice

Author: John S. Wodarski
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 141299098X
Format: PDF
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This practical and student-friendly text teaches social work students the concepts and skills needed to apply research methods in their practice with clients. It offers students an enhanced understanding of the research process, and equips them with the necessary tools and skills to evaluate studies, translate relevant behavioral science knowledge into practice principles, and implement evaluation procedures in their daily practice. Renowned authors Wodarski and Hopson use social work research methods to examine emerging issues in the field as they pertain to evidence-based practice, such as curriculum development and funding. This approach yields a unique analysis that differs from others on the market because it fully integrates evidence-based practice methodology into the heart of the text, rather than in a single chapter.

Social Work Research and Evaluation

Author: Richard M. Grinnell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195301528
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is the longest standing and most widely adopted text in the field of social work research and evaluation. As stated in the book's preface, it is intended for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate social work students in a one-semester research methods course. Since the first edition in 1981, this edition is designed to provide social work students with the basic methodological foundation they need in order to successfully complete more advanced research courses that focus on single-system designs or program evaluations. With its customarily straightforward user-friendly writing style by renowned educators, this edition will continue to maintain its notoriety as the premier social work research methods text. Thoroughly revised and updated, the chapters offer a wealth of new research examples and references, accessible diagrams of essential concepts and processes, and extended coverage of core social work research methods and recent developments. For example, with the inclusion of four new chapters on the evidence-based approach to social work practice, the book emphasizes how important this approach has become, and provides a rock-solid foundation for understanding how to evaluate and interpret research findings that have been derived from research studies-the minimal skills needed for evidence-based social work practitioners.

Finding and Evaluating Evidence

Author: Denise E. Bronson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195337360
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This pocket guide is an excellent introduction to evidence-based practice, systematic reviews, and meta-analysis for social work students, practitioners, and scholars. It provides a concise overview of how to complete a systematic review and criteria for assessing the quality of existing reviews.

Practitioner s Guide to Using Research for Evidence Based Practice

Author: Allen Rubin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111823880X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Praise for the previous edition "An extraordinary and important book. Its approach toevidence-based practice (EBP) is very sound, realistic, andgenerous to the complexities of everyday practice. Reading andusing this book is a must." —Haluk Soydan, PhD, School of Social Work, Universityof Southern California "This book has the potential to change practice in the helpingprofessions. Rather than focusing on how to conduct research,Practitioner's Guide to Using Research for Evidence-BasedPractice instead shows readers how to understand theliterature.... [The] generous use of humor and the inclusion ofsimple, practice-relevant examples make this book a pleasure toread." —Aron Shlonsky, PhD, Faculty of Social Work, Universityof Toronto "I particularly like the integration of research methods andEBP; this is the book's major innovation in my mind as it allowsreaders to see the connections between research and practice. [Thebook] also succeeds by taking very complex EBP principles andexplaining them in practical terms." —Jeffrey M. Jenson, PhD, Graduate School of SocialWork, University of Denver Hands-on guidance for research-informed practice andpractice-informed research Now in a second edition, Practitioner's Guide to UsingResearch for Evidence-Based Practice offers aclinician-oriented approach to appraising and using research aspart of the EBP process. This accessible guide presents essentialand practical guidance on how to integrate research appraisal intoEBP endeavors to determine which interventions, policies, andassessment tools are supported by the best evidence. It introduces: Increased attention to macro-level EBP questions andstudies New discussion on defining EBP, including the addition of atransdisciplinary model of EBP More detailed guidance on EBP question formulation andconducting Internet searches, including the PICO framework New content on multivariate designs, including propensity scorematching, and on mixed-model and mixed-methods studies

Evidence based Practice in Social Work

Author: Andy Bilson
Publisher: Whiting & Birch Limited
ISBN: 9781861770479
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describing how social services are under pressure from government and the public to demonstrate the effectiveness of what they do, this book provides usable and relevant measures that social service workers can take. Also covered is how practitioners, managers, and policymakers must have an understanding of the underlying social science concepts such as evidence-based practice (EBP). Discussed is how this concept is now promoted as a scientific approach to policy and practice, as well as its historical uses in the field of medicine. This book gives clear pointers to the need for a new partnership between research, policy, and practice and suggests a more inclusive version of EBP that is better able to respond to the uncertainties of social work practice in the real world.

Evidence Based Practice in Clinical Social Work

Author: James W. Drisko
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146143470X
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Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Social Work introduces the key ideas of evidence-based clinical social work practice and their thoughtful application. It intends to inform practitioners and to address the challenges and needs faced in real world practice. This book lays out the many strengths of the EBP model, but also offers perspectives on its limitations and challenges. An appreciative but critical perspective is offered throughout. Practical issues (agency supports, access to research resources, help in appraising research) are addressed - and some practical solutions offered. Ethical issues in assessment/diagnosis, working with diverse families to make treatment decisions, and delivering complex treatments requiring specific skill sets are also included.

Translation and Implementation of Evidence Based Practice

Author: Lawrence A. Palinkas
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195398483
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This book is about conducting research on the process and outcomes of the translation and implementation of evidence-based practices in social work. Its aims are to outline a strategy for conducting such research and to identify the infrastructure and resources necessary to support such research within the field of social work.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

Author: Bruce Thyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412958400
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field are reflected and updated in The Handbook of Soical Work Research Methods, Second Edition. This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet. This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work.

Research Methods for Social Work

Author: Allen Rubin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495811718
Format: PDF, Docs
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Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, Seventh Edition strikes an optimal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques--illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie’s classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage as well as the authors’ clear and often humorous writing style. Combining a rigorous and comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach helps students overcome the fear-factor often associated with this course. Relevant examples from real-world settings consistently help students see the connections between research and social work practice. In response to the move toward teaching evidence-based practice throughout the curriculum, the new edition also enhances coverage of evidence-based practice as well as keeps the text in line with other accreditation requirements based on the recently revised EPAS guidelines. Comprehensive, friendly, accurate, and integrating the best of technology, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e is an excellent text that can be used across undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Evidence Based and Knowledge Based Social Work

Author: Inge Bryderup
Publisher: ISD LLC
ISBN: 8779346731
Format: PDF, Docs
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Policymakers in welfare democracies throughout the world are raising questions as to whether welfare systems deliver what the public expects, and focus attention on increasing costs. Social workers need more evidence and knowledge about an increasing diversity of social work practices. Users of social welfare are increasingly individualized and made responsible for choosing and delivering their own service through contracts and this makes politicians, social workers and users more interested in evidence and knowledge about social services, even though these interests are often conflicting. These tendencies might be part of the reasons why the evaluation of social work practice seems to be characterized at present by a variety and diversity of research methods, approaches and theories.