Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Social work research 2. Choosing your topic area 3. Developing research questions 4. Steps in the research process 5. Sampling 6. Surveys and interviews 7. Needs identification and analysis 8. How do I evaluate my program? 9. Action research 10. Best practice evaluation 11. Other methods 12. Producing results: qualitative research 13. Producing results: quantitative research 14. Statistics for social workers 15. Influencing policy and practice Bibliography Appendix Index
Margaret Alston OAM is Professor of Social Work and Head of Department at Monash University. She is Director of the Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability (GLASS) research unit at Monash and has published widely in the areas of gender, social work, rural social issues and climate change. Wendy Bowles is Associate Professor in Social Work and Human Services at Charles Sturt University. She is also co-author of Ethical Practice in Social Work: An applied approach and writes in the areas of rural social work practice and education, social work ethics and disability issues.