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This book constitutes a practical guide to the important skills of both theorizing and writing in social scientific scholarship, focusing on the importance of identifying relations between concepts that are useful for explaining social entities and of producing a text that convincingly advances the theory that has been constructed. Taking...
Quantitative research makes a very important contribution to both understanding and responding effectively to the problems that social work service users face.
This accessible guide helps students understand why careful research design is important and provides a range of designs based on key methods along with case studies and examples, so they can critically compare and use the approach that best suits their project.
Michael explains how the theory of ANT can be applied across a range of fields to provide readers with an engaging and critical overview
The third edition of E-Learning in the 21st Century provides a coherent, comprehensive, and empirically-based framework for understanding e-learning in higher education. Garrison draws on his decades of experience and extensive research in the field to explore technological, pedagogical, and organizational implications. The third edition has been fully updated throughout...
Reflecting the rising popularity of research that combines qualitative and quantitative social science, this book provides the first systematic guide to designing multi-method research. It considers a wide range of statistical and qualitative tools, and develops over a dozen multi-method designs to test key assumptions about social science causation.
Social service agencies are facing the same expectations in quality management and outcomes as private companies, compelling staff members and researchers to provide and interpret valid and useful research to stakeholders at all levels in the field. Child welfare agencies are particularly scrutinized. In this textbook, two highly experienced researchers...
The 2014 Edition is the 50th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The Digest's purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of education from prekindergarten through graduate school.