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Scientific Inquiry in Social Work

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As an introductory textbook for social work students studying research methods, this book guides students through the process of creating a research project. Students will learn how to discover a researchable topic that is interesting to them, examine scholarly literature, formulate a proper research question, design a quantitative or qualitative study to answer their question, carry out the design, interpret quantitative or qualitative results, and disseminate their findings to a variety of audiences. Examples are drawn from the author's practice and research experience, as well as topical articles from the literature. The textbook is aligned with the Council on Social Work Education's 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Students and faculty can download copies of this textbook using the links provided in the front matter. As an open textbook, users are free to retain copies, redistribute copies (non-commercially), revise the contents, remix it with other works, and reuse for any purpose.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Dr. Matthew DeCarlo

Today’s Business Communication: A How-To Guide for the Modern Professional - Second Edition

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As we enter the third decade of the 21st Century, managerial communication remains the lifeblood of effective business practices. But being an effective business communicator is not easy. It requires a great deal of work and the appropriate guide. This book is a guide to becoming better at listening, writing, and speaking. Although there are many lessons to learn about effective business communication, we have compiled in this book a number of the most essential lessons, which are organized around key topic areas related to business communication. There is no perfect business communication, just as there is no perfect managerial communication professional. But we can certainly follow the guidelines and lessons in this book and listen to the experts who live and work using these skills every day to get as close as possible. We are a group of professionals who have experience in different fields and have also been teaching business/managerial communication for years. This book represents what we have learned and would like to share with you as you embark on your journey toward enhancing your business communication skills.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Kevin Corcoran, Jason Snyder