Research Methods & Data Analysis for Multicultural Social Work and Human Services

(Second Edition)
By Thanh V. Tran, Siyon Rhee, and Ce Shen
Paperback, 338 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-0734-4 ©2017
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Summary
    Research Methods & Data Analysis for Multicultural Social Work and Human Services introduces research methodology to social work students and practitioners. It provides hands-on examples of how to conduct data analysis in SPSS and Stata. It equips readers with the skills needed to become critical research consumers and to engage in agency-based research and evaluation.

    The text teaches students how to collect appropriate data and analyze data that is suitable for each type of research design. It prepares them to conduct applied social science research in a variety of fields, such as health and mental health, ethnic studies, acculturation, family violence, LGBT studies, and more. Topics addressed include the process of research, ethical issues, the validity and reliability of research instruments, design types, and relevant statistical tools.

    Research Methods & Data Analysis for Multicultural Social Work and Human Services provides a solid foundation and knowledge base for students and researchers. It is an excellent resource for undergraduate and graduate level research methods and design classes and courses on research and statistics in social work.

    Thanh V. Tran holds a Ph.D. and a master of science degree in social work from the School of Social Work at the University of Texas, Arlington. Dr. Tran is a professor in the Boston College School of Social Work in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
    Ce Shen earned a Ph.D. in sociology at Boston College in Chestnut Hill and is now an associate professor in the college’s School of Social Work.
    Siyon Rhee earned a Ph.D. at the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Rhee teaches in the School of Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles.
    Adopting instructors will receive PowerPoint slides.