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Statistics and Data Interpretation for Social Work

Written by a social worker for social work students, this is a nuts and bolts guide to statistics that presents complex calculations and concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language. It includes numerous examples, data sets, and issues that students will encounter in social work practice. The first section introduces basic concepts and terms to provide a solid foundation in statistics. It also addresses tools used by researchers to describe and summarize data ranging from single variables to assessing the relationship between variables and cause and effect among variables. The second section focuses on inferential statistics, describing how researchers draw conclusions about whole populations based on data from samples. This section also covers confidence intervals and a variety of significance tests for examining relationships between different types of variables. Additionally, tools for multivariate analyses and data interpretation are presented. Key Features: Addresses the role of statistics in evidence-based practice and program evaluation Features examples of qualitative and quantitative analysis Each chapter contains exercise problems and questions to enhance student learning Includes electronic data sets taken from actual social work arenas Offers a full ancillary digital packet including a student guide to SPSS with accompanying Data Set, an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, and a Test Bank

qualitative methods and statistics, 4, 352–353 qualitative variables definition, 5
variability, 40–41, 40t quantitative research methods, 4 quantitative variable, 5
quasi-experiments, 138 questions, answers to, 425–452 quotient, 409 R R2, 368
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Total Quality Management in Human Service Organizations

The total quality management (TQM) paradigm presents a unique opportunity for human service professionals to break away from traditional management approaches. In this useful text, the authors provide a clear overview of the tenets of TQM, as well as illustrative and detailed case studies in an array of human service settings.

In this useful text, the authors provide a clear overview of the tenets of TQM, as well as illustrative and detailed case studies in an array of human service settings.


Practical Applications of Psychodramatic Methods, Third Edition

Psychodrama can be one of the most powerful tools used in psychotherapy. Charmingly illustrated with a wealth of case examples, this volume presents current training techniques and shows how to use them, whether as a complement to traditional verbal approaches, in individual or group therapy, in educational or community settings, or in many other contexts. Thoroughly updated and expanded, this third edition reviews the most recent developments in psychodrama theory, clarifies various new psychodramatic processes, and features extensive new references and an updated bibliography. In this volume, Dr. Blatner continues to provide the best practical primer of basic psychodramatic techniques.

Moreno (1957) was aware of the ethical aspects of leading psychodrama and
promulgated one of the first codes of ethics for group therapists.
Psychodramatists, whether they engage in therapy or work in a non-clinical
context, must become ...