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New book: Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work

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Dr John Devaney has co-authored a new book: Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work: Making Social Work Count by Barbra Teater, John Devaney, Donal Forrester, Jonathan Scourfield and John Carpenter. Published by Palgarve ISBN 9781137400260

The book arose from a curriculum development project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), in conjunction with the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the British Academy and the Nuffield Foundation. This comprehensive resource for students and educators is packed with activities and examples from social work covering the basic concepts of quantitative research methods – including reliability, validity, probability, variables and hypothesis testing – and explores key areas of data collection, analysis and evaluation, providing a detailed examination of their application to social work practice.