Rubin (U. of Texas, Austin) and Babbie (Chapman U.) present their time tested approach to research methodologies for the social work field. They describe qualitative and quantitative methods and ways to integrate the two, provide special emphasis on cultural sensitivity, offer exercises and information to help researching on the Internet, as well as the basics of problem formulation, measurement, research design, and analysis of data. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Covers research methodologies and all phases of the research process. Includes chapter key points, questions and exercises, and many appendices. This third edition offers expanded material on qualitative social work research methods, while retaining a focus on the quantitative approach, and emphasizes the benefits of integrating both approaches. It also demonstrates connections between epistemology and research methods, acknowledging epistemological approaches other than positivism and post-positivism, and provides enhanced material on gender- and minority-related research and cross-cultural research. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.