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Social Work Resources: Research Methods

Research Methods Books

This page contains only a selection of relevant titles.  To find additional try a subject search in the library catalog for Social service -- Research -- Methodology; Social service -- Research; Social sciences -- Research -- Methodology; Social service -- Statistical methods; or Social sciences -- Statistical methods.

The series from Oxford University Press, Pocket Guides to Social Work Research Methods, has a number of helpful titles on specific aspects of social work research (e.g., clinical data-mining, cross-cultural research, needs assessment, etc.)

Sage Research Methods

Sage Research Methods logo. Links to Sage Research Methods.

Social Work Research Methods - General

General Methods

These books involve both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Social Work Research Methods - Qualitative

Qualitative Methods

Social Work Research Methods - Quantitative

Quantitative/Statistical Methods

For additional titles try a library catalog subject search for Social service -- Statistical methods or Social sciences -- Statistical methods.

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