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Research Methods for Social Work: A Problem-Based Approach is a comprehensive introduction to methods instruction that engages students innovatively and interactively. Using a case study and problem-based learning (PBL) approach, authors Antoinette Y. Farmer and G. Lawrence Farmer utilize case examples to achieve a level of application that builds readers’ confidence in methodology and reinforces their understanding of research across all levels of social work practice. These real-case examples, along with critical thinking questions, research tips, and step-by-step problem-solving methods, will improve student mastery and help them see why research is relevant. With the guidance of this new and noteworthy textbook, readers will transform into both knowledgeable consumers of research and skilled practitioners who can effectively address the needs of their clients through research.

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We gratefully acknowledge Antoinette Y. Farmer and G. Lawrence Farmer for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Kryss Shane for developing the resources on this site.