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Research for Effective Social Work Practice, Third Edition
by Judy L. Krysik and Jerry Finn
Instructor Resources Prepared by Robin P. Bonifas, PhD, MSW
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In this book you will find:

  • A social work practice oriented description of qualitative and quantitative research methods that engages rather than intimidates students.
  • Illustrations of real-life research and evaluation from different levels of social work practice, encompassing many populations.
  • Attention to ethics and the politics of research at each phase of the research process, from the identification of an issue through to the reporting of findings.
  • Tutorials and exercises that provide hands-on learning opportunities in research and evaluation to promote skill development.
  • A historical, strength-based perspective on research and evaluation in social work to facilitate empowerment and professionalism through knowledge building.

In the custom companion website you will find:

Six unique, in-depth, interactive, fictional cases with dynamic characters and real-life situations that students can reach from any computer and that provide a “learning by doing” format unavailable with any other text. Students will have an advantage unlike any other in their social work training. Instructors are encouraged use the case studies to enrich the learning experience. Learn more about the cases »

A wealth of instructor-only resources including: full-text readings linked to key concepts in each chapter, along with questions to encourage further thought and discussion; a rich bank of exam questions (both objective and open-ended) and PowerPoint presentations; sample syllabi demonstrating how the text and website used together through the course satisfy the 2015 Council on Social Work Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS); annotated links to a treasure trove of articles, videos, and Internet sites; and an online forum inviting all instructors using texts in the series to share ideas to improve teaching and learning. Learn more about these resources »