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SAGE Publications, Inc #ad - Reading and Understanding Research NULL #ad - It helps them think critically about the credibility of what they are reading by showing them how to identify problems and develop constructive questions. Key featuresassumes no prior knowledge of research proceduresprovides readers with a step-by-step format for decoding the complex language and formats used in reports and reviewsIncludes the most common formats for both quantitative and qualitative inquiryOffers both illustrative examples and powerful training exercisesGives specific attention to strategies for critically appraising reported researchPresents completely updated references as well as an annotated bibliographyIntended AudienceThis text is appropriate for both upper-level undergraduate and graduate students across the social sciences enrolled in introductory research courses as well as students in professional preparation programs.

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Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs

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Community Practice: Theories and Skills for Social Workers

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Community practice offers students and practitioners the tools necessary to promote the welfare of individuals and communities by tapping into the ecological foundations of community and social work practice. For almost two decades, community practitioners, Community Practice has been a definitive text for social workers, and students eager to help individuals contribute to and use community resources or work to change oppressive community structures.

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Therapy in the Real World: Effective Treatments for Challenging Problems

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Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs

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Oxford University Press #ad - This integration of approaches provides an accessible, adaptable, and realistic framework for students and beginning practitioners to more easily grasp and implement in the real world. Over the course of 20 years and eight editions, the goals of the book have remained the same: to prepare students to participate in evaluative activities within their organizations, become beginning critical producers and consumers of the professional evaluative literature, and reap the benefits of more advanced evaluation courses and texts.

Unlike other textbooks on the market, program evaluation for Social Workers presents both program-level evaluation and case-level evaluation methods; assuming that neither of these two distinct approaches alone adequately reflects the realities of the field, the book demonstrates how they can instead complement each other.

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Designing and Managing Programs: An Effectiveness-Based Approach SAGE Sourcebooks for the Human Services

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E-Book: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies - Introduction to Research

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Bridge the gap between research and practice with Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 5th Edition. This easy-to-read edition covers all the major research design strategies: qualitative, quantitative, experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method.

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The SAGE Handbook of Leadership Sage Handbooks

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The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success

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Research Design: Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-Based, and Community-Based Participatory Research Approaches

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The Guilford Press #ad - Supplemental PowerPoint slides for instructors using the book in a class. Interdisciplinary research examples draw on current events and social justice topics. Chapters on each approach follow a unique format--they present a template for a research proposal and explain in detail how to conceptualize and fill in every section.

Bold-face key terms and an end-of-book glossary. Winner third place--american journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award, Nursing Research Category. Pedagogical features *Multiple "Review Stops" in each chapter--quick quizzes with answer keys. Terminology commonly used within each approach is identified, and key moments of ethical decision making are flagged.

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Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis in Social Work Practice

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Oxford University Press #ad - The authors also catalog the latest evidence-based assessment instruments and treatments for each disorder so that social workers can intervene efficiently and effectively, using the best resources available. They skillfully integrate several perspectives in order to help practitioners meet the challenges they will face in client assessment, and present a risk and resilience framework that helps social workers understand environmental influences on the emergence of mental disorders and the strengths that clients already possess.

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