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Social Work

Foundations of Social Work Research

By: Rebecca L. Mauldin, University of Texas at Arlington

Foundations of Social Work ResearchThis textbook was created to provide an introduction to research methods for BSW and MSW students, with particular emphasis on research and practice relevant to students at the University of Texas at Arlington. It provides an introduction to social work students to help evaluate research for evidence-based practice and design social work research projects. It can be used with its companion, A Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions by Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo, or as a stand-alone textbook.

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Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions

By: Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo, University of Texas at Arlington

Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research QuestionsThis short guidebook provides information about selecting a research topic and research questions, searching for literature, reading and understanding scholarly writing, and writing a literature review to synthesize what is known and what remains to be learned about a social problem. For students who appreciate the availability of resources on the internet, it also provides links to additional materials. It can be used with its companion textbook, Foundations of Social Work Research by Rebecca L. Mauldin and Matthew DeCarlo, or as a stand-alone guide.

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Scientific Inquiry in Social Work

By: Matthew DeCarlo, Radford University

This social work text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in scientific inquiry with a social work perspective, from ethics to sampling.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, summaries, and real-world applications.

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