The tenth edition of this classic text demonstrates how research skills are developed and used to facilitate best social work practices and improve client outcomes. New to this edition are additional examples and practitioner profiles demonstrating research-based practice, problem-solving extended vignettes, and broad inclusion of the 2015 CSWE competencies. The tenth edition also delivers directives for incorporating EBPs into daily practice. Additional highlights include greater emphasis on conducting practice-informed research with minority and other disadvantaged populations and enhanced instructor resources.
This engaging text for MSW and BSW students helps readers develop logic-based research skills that prepare them to be scientific practitioners who can use research-informed practice to improve clients' lives. Emphasized throughout is the application of research methods in assessing and monitoring client functioning and outcomes. Additional valuable features include robust instructor resources. The print version of the book includes free, searchable, digital access to the entire contents!
New to the Tenth Edition:
Use of identifying symbols to indicate application of 2015 CSWE competencies throughout
Practitioner Profiles recounting interviews with actual practitioners
Evaluating Competency boxes highlighting the connections between text concepts and CSWE competencies
Emphasis on conducting research with disadvantaged populations
Enhanced instructor resources including quizzes for self evaluation, hotlinks to research sites, public data sets, related case studies, updated test bank, and PowerPoints
Demonstrates the crucial connection between research and practice to improve client outcomes
Develops critical thinking and logic-based research skills
Helps students to measure and monitor client functions and outcomes and critically evaluate practices, programs, and services
Emphasizes scaling measures to assess client functioning
Includes unique chapter on preparing and presenting data
Delivers critical-thinking infused learning tools