About: Social work is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 56660 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 814162 citation(s).
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01 Jan 1974
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a detailed theory of psychological stress, building on the concepts of cognitive appraisal and coping, which have become major themes of theory and investigation in psychology.
Abstract: Here is a monumental work that continues in the tradition pioneered by co-author Richard Lazarus in his classic book Psychological Stress and the Coping Process. Dr. Lazarus and his collaborator, Dr. Susan Folkman, present here a detailed theory of psychological stress, building on the concepts of cognitive appraisal and coping which have become major themes of theory and investigation. As an integrative theoretical analysis, this volume pulls together two decades of research and thought on issues in behavioral medicine, emotion, stress management, treatment, and life span development. A selective review of the most pertinent literature is included in each chapter. The total reference listing for the book extends to 60 pages. This work is necessarily multidisciplinary, reflecting the many dimensions of stress-related problems and their situation within a complex social context. While the emphasis is on psychological aspects of stress, the book is oriented towards professionals in various disciplines, as well as advanced students and educated laypersons. The intended audience ranges from psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, nurses, and social workers to sociologists, anthropologists, medical researchers, and physiologists.
01 Jan 1971
TL;DR: The third edition of Analyzing Social Settings as discussed by the authors is the classic manual for students of qualitative social research, focusing on qualitative data in step-by-step discussions that are enhanced by vivid examples and applications.
Abstract: Now in its Third Edition, Analyzing Social Settings remains the classic manual for students of qualitative social research. With exceptional clarity, this book teaches students techniques of gathering, focusing, and analyzing qualitative data in step-by-step discussions that are enhanced by vivid examples and applications. Practical to students in such diverse disciplines as sociology, anthropology, social work, and education, among other social sciences, Analyzing Social Settings is an invaluable guide to performing valid qualitative social research.
01 Mar 1976-Contemporary Sociology
TL;DR: The Ethics and Politics of Social Research as mentioned in this paper is a collection of articles on the subject of human inquiry and science, with a focus on the formalization, operationalization, and measurement of research design.
Abstract: Part I: AN INTRODUCTION TO INQUIRY. 1. Human Inquiry and Science. 2. Paradigms, Theory, and Social Research. 3. The Ethics and Politics of Social Research. Part II: THE STRUCTURING OF INQUIRY: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 4. Research Design. 5. Conceptualization, Operationalization, and Measurement. 6. Indexes, Scales, and Typologies. 7. The Logic of Sampling. Part III: MODES OF OPERATION: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 8. Experiments. 9. Survey Research. 10. Qualitative Field Research. 11. Unobtrusive Research. 12. Evaluation Research. Part IV: ANALYSIS OF DATA: QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE. 13. Qualitative Data Analysis. 14. Quantitative Data Analysis. 15. The Logic of Multivariate Analysis. 16. Statistical Analyses. 17. Reading and Writing Social Research. APPENDICES. A. Using the Library. B. GSS Household Enumeration Questionnaire. C. Random Numbers. D. Distribution of Chi Square. E. Normal Curve Areas. F. Estimated Sampling Error. Preface. Acknowledgments.
01 Jan 2016
TL;DR: Real World Research as discussed by the authors provides a clear route-map of the various steps needed to carry out a piece of applied research to a high professional standard, accessible to those without a social science background while providing rigorous and fully up to date coverage of contemporary issues and debates.
Abstract: Real world research is a common responsibility of professionals and practitioners in a wide range of both public and private settings. These include teachers, social workers and health service professionals, managers and specialists in business, architects, designers, criminologists and accountants among many others. Real World Research provides a clear route-map of the various steps needed to carry out a piece of applied research to a high professional standard. It is accessible to those without a social science background while providing rigorous and fully up-to-date coverage of contemporary issues and debates. It brings together materials and approaches from different social science disciplines, seeing value in both quantitative and qualitative approaches, as well as their combination in mixed-method designs.
01 Jan 2010
TL;DR: The critical role of street-level bureaucrats as policy makers is discussed in this article, where the problem of resources, goals and performance measures, relations with clients, advocacy and alienation in streetlevel work are discussed.
Abstract: The critical role of street-level bureaucrats -- Street-level bureaucrats as policy makers -- The problem of resources -- Goals and performance measures -- Relations with clients -- Advocacy and alienation in street-level work -- Rationing services : limitation of access and demand -- Rationing services : inequality in administration -- Controlling clients and the work situation -- The client-processing mentality -- The assault on human services : bureaucratic control, accountability, and the fiscal crisis -- The broader context of bureaucratic relations -- Support for human services : notes for reform and reconstruction -- On managing street-level bureaucracy.
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