Social Worker as Researcher: Integrating Research with Advocacy

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Provides a unique human rights and social justice framework to social work research. This book is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series. This series helps students understand and master CSWE's core competencies with a variety of pedagogy highlighted competency content and critical thinking questions for the competencies throughout. Using an innovative approach, Social Worker as Researcher: Integrating Research with Advocacy, applies a human rights and social justice framework to social work research and evaluation as an essential tool for social work advocacy. It provides detailed coverage of the research and evaluation process from framing the problem, designing and implementing the study, and taking action with the results. It documents the history and contemporary methods of 'who, what, where, and why we do' as a means to understanding and eradicating individual and social problems and evaluating solutions. The text is filled with material on critical thinking and evidence-based practice decision-making skills, vivid case examples, and experiential exercises to capture the thinking, feeling, and doing of research. It makes linkages to social work research and evaluation as a problem solving process and carefully documents the systematic step-by-step process of designing and implementing research for action. Teaching & Learning Experience Improve Critical Thinking - The text encourages readers to take a reflective action-oriented approach to understanding problems and using research and evaluation. Engage Students - Real world social work research and evaluation examples, vivid case examples and experiental exercises help students relate theory to practice. Explore Current Issues - Up-to-date information on human rights and social justice issues is included. Apply CSWE Core Competencies - Integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS throughout - highlights competencies and practice behaviors and includes expensive pedagogy. MySocialWorkLab adds value with core competency videos and hundreds of competency-based questions. Support Instructors - An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File.