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MSW-6007 v1

Research Methods in Social Work

Lesson 5 Required Resources


Rubin and Babbie (2016). Essential research methods for social work (4th ed.). Cengage. 


Chapter 10, pages 180-202 

Chapter 11, pages 204-227 

The authors provide detailed descriptions of how surveys are used in social work research. This includes specific content on how to construct an effective survey and the common construction mistakes that limit the effectiveness of findings.  The authors also provide detailed information about the many types of sampling options available when designing a research project. There are examples provided for each type of sampling design. 

Your course textbook can be accessed via the book link in the Getting Started module of your course.