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Scientific Inquiry in Social Work

An introductory textbook for social work students studying research methods.

This book guides students through the process of creating a research project including:

  • How to discover a research topic that is interesting to them

  • Examine scholarly literature,

  • Formulate a proper research question

  • Design a quantitative or qualitative study to answer a question

  • Carry out a research design,

  • Interpret quantitative and qualitative results

  • Disseminate their findings to a variety of audiences.

Examples are drawn from the author's practice and research experience, as well as topical articles from the literature.

The textbook is aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

This book was updated in January 2019, and the next edition is planned for August 2020.


MSW Research Methods

A graduate-level social work research methods textbook centering multiple ways of knowing and project-based learning . This book will include online interactive content and represents a collaboration across academic, for-profit, and government researchers in social work.

Expected publication date: August 2020.

Currently undergoing peer review for pilot study in January 2019.