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Author Baker, Amy J. L.

Title Research methods in child welfare / Amy J.L. Baker with Benjamin J. Charvat.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2008]


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 UniM Bail  362.7072 BAKE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [419]-435) and index.
Contents Introduction to child welfare research -- The philosophy and logic of research -- Ethical considerations -- Problem formulation -- Sampling theory -- Single-system design -- Group designs -- Using existing data -- Measurement theory and measure selection -- Surveys -- Case studies -- Focus groups -- In-depth interviews -- Data analysis techniques -- Dissemination of research findings -- Continuous quality improvement in agency practice -- Agency-based program evaluation -- Final thoughts.
Summary "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 offer the best techniques for conducting sound research in the field. Covering not only the methodological challenges but also the real-life constraints of research in child welfare settings, Amy J. Baker and Benjamin J. Charvat present a volume that can be used both for general research methods and as a practical guide for conducting research in the field of child welfare."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Charvat, Benjamin J.
Subject Child welfare -- Research -- United States.
Standard Number 2749022
ISBN 9780231141307 (cloth : alk. paper)
0231141300 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780231141314 (paperback: alk. paper)
0231141319 (paperback: alk. paper)
9780231512145 (ebook)
0231512147 (ebook)