Widely considered the best text for the course, RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL WORK, 7e combines a rigorous, comprehensive presentation of all aspects of the research endeavor with a thoroughly reader-friendly approach that helps students overcome the fear-factor often associated with this course. Allen Rubin and Earl R. Babbie’s classic bestseller is acclaimed for its depth and breadth of coverage, clear and often humorous writing style, student-friendly examples, and ideal balance of quantitative and qualitative research techniques–illustrating how the two methods complement one another. Read more
About the Author Allen Rubin has been doing and teaching research since 1976, when he received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. Renowned in social work, Dr. Rubin has written several research texts, published numerous research studies on social work practice, and is a past president of the Society for Social Work and Research.Earl R. Babbie graduated from Harvard University before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and began teaching shortly thereafter. Credited with defining research methods for the social sciences, Dr. Babbie has written several texts, including the bestselling THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL RESEARCH and THE BASICS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH.