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Planning and Conducting Agency-Based Research

ISBN: 9780205386871 | 0205386873
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Pub. Date: 1/1/2005

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This unique workbook provides students and instructors with step-by-step procedures for use completing an agency-based research study. Written in clear language with concrete instructions, the third edition of Planning and Conduction Agency-Based Research includes a fully annotated sample literature review and spaces for student responses. Highlights of the Third Edition: Step-by-step workbook format with perforated pages takes students through the process of conducting an agency-based research project, while allowing students to write in book or hand in as assignments. Provides students with many practical examples, including a list of suggested projects, a fully annotated literature review, examples of how to use existing literature, and sample consent forms. Expanded section on data analysis provides more material on statistical tests and more examples of ways to organize and present data. Expanded section on outcomes evaluation includes material on the use of logic models to help students develop program outcomes and their measures. Reviewer comments: ";This is a book worth adopting because it is hands-on, user friendly, practical, and downright helpful to beginning researchers. It is very concrete and the examples used were very helpful."; Jacquelyn Monroe, The Ohio State University ";The workbook is straightforward and breaks the process into manageable steps that should alleviate much of students' anxiety, which, in my experience, is the biggest barrier to students engaging in research."; Wanda M. Spaid, Brigham Young University "; Planning and Conducting Agency-Based Research tends to demystify the process by adroitly using examples and by breaking down the research process into manageable and easily understood components. In short, it is an excellent basic step-by-step approach to research."; Howard Karger, University of Houston Don't Miss This Special Value Pack Option: Research Navigatortrade; Research Navigatortrade; can be a student's best friend when they're facing a large research project. Especially helpful with the toughest challenge-getting started-Research Navigatortrade; offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to Research Navigatortrade;-a $15 value-is FREE when packaged with a new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook! If this text did not come packaged with Research Navigatortrade;, look for it in your bookstore or visit today to purchase immediate access. Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of this great offer.

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