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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

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Sage Research Methods searches across a large body of the social and behavioral sciences literature from Sage Publications on topics such as designing research projects, understanding methods or identifying new methods, conducting research, and writing up findings.

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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