The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods represents an area that we have several other publications coming out and a market we actively reach. In addition, Bruce Thyer is the editor of the journal Research in Social Work Practice and expressed interest in updating the book along with the other two candidates. In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field will be reflected and updated in the second edition of the handbook. It will also contain more on meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and will provide more support to help students harness the power of the Internet. The original mission of the handbook was to bring together leading scholars to write about research methods in social work. The second edition will stay true to this mission but will also attempt to be more student friendly and will be offered in a paperback edition. We will also make a greater effort to promote the book as a textbook, as we will do with the other two handbooks.

Applying for Research Grants

Applying for Research Grants

Scott M. Geron Gail S. Steketee

Sherlock Holmes, frustrated at the absence of clues in a case, once exclaimed, “Data. Data. Data. I can't make bricks without clay!” Social work researchers have the same complaint, but unlike the famous detective, they rarely have their own resources to conduct investigations. Today, more than ever, social workers who conduct research—and the agencies and universities that support them—will require grant funds to do so. Unfortunately, the search for grant funds often seems harder than solving an intractable mystery. This is true for a number of reasons. The past two decades have seen the federal government cede to the states increasing responsibility for the organization and management of ...

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