In this book and companion website you will find:
■ A practice-oriented description of qualitative and quantitative research methods that engages rather than intimidates students
■ Illustrations of real-life research and evaluation from different levels of social work practice, encompassing many populations
■ Attention to the ethics and politics of research at each phase of the process, from the identification of an issue through reporting findings
■ Exercises that provide hands-on learning opportunities in research and evaluation
■ A historical, strengths-based perspective on research and evaluation in social work that teaches empowerment and professionalism
■ Six in-depth, interactive, easy-to-access cases, that include data in SPSS and Excel
■ A wealth of instructor-only resources available at www.routledgesw.com/research, including sample syllabi, links, multiple-choice, and free-response test items all linked to current EPAS standards, and PowerPoint presentations.