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Determining Sample Size: Balancing Power, Precision, and Practicality

Patrick Dattalo

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195315493
eISBN:
9780199865475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315493.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Sample size determination is an important and often difficult step in planning an empirical study. From a statistical perspective, sample size depends on the following factors: type of analysis to be ... More


First Steps in the Needs Assessment Process

David Royse, Michele Staton‐Tindall, Karen Badger, and J. Matthew Webster

in Needs Assessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368789
eISBN:
9780199863860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:royes/9780195368789.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Needs assessments vary due to the type of problems that must be assessed, the planned uses of the data collection effort, the resources available, as well as the design and methodology used. Many ... More


Conducting a Statewide Needs Assessment

David Royse, Michele Staton‐Tindall, Karen Badger, and J. Matthew Webster

in Needs Assessment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195368789
eISBN:
9780199863860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:royes/9780195368789.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter provides an example of a recently completed statewide substance abuse treatment needs assessment and applies many of the concepts introduced in previous chapters. The chapter is divided ... More


Assessing Risk Throughout the Life of a Child Welfare Case

Judith S. Rycus and Ronald C. Hughes

in Child Welfare Research: Advances for Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195304961
eISBN:
9780199863648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304961.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Research and Evaluation

Child welfare agencies are responsible for ensuring the safety of abused and neglected children. This requires the accurate and timely identification of children at high risk of imminent or future ... More


Preparing Students for the Job Market

Jeane W. Anastas

in Doctoral Education in Social Work

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195378061
eISBN:
9780199932740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378061.003.0032
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Although most students reported receiving career advice, most of the advice was directed to academic employment, and other career goals were sometimes disparaged. Career goals seemed to change little ... More


Social Work Research: Sustaining Infrastructure, Culture, and Capacity

Ruth G. McRoy, Jerry P. Flanzer, and Joan Levy Zlotnik

in Building Research Culture and Infrastructure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195399646
eISBN:
9780199932757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399646.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This final chapter identifies challenges and offers possible solutions and strategies for assessing a school’s research culture, capacity and operations. It highlights the resources, environment, and ... More


Conclusions and Next Steps in Using Social Justice Research as a Continuous Process of Engagement

Llewellyn J. Cornelius and Donna Harrington

in A Social Justice Approach to Survey Design and Analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199739301
eISBN:
9780190222499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739301.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This final chapter discusses several additional issues to consider en route to becoming a social justice researcher. Specifically, it considers social justice theories and models, as well as issues ... More


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