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 Book Review: Research Methods for Social Work

  • Irina-Cristina Făinaru (University of Bucharest, Romania. E-mail:

The eighth edition of the book Research Methods for Social Work whose authors are Allen Rubin and Earl Babbie is an extremely useful instrument for all those who wish to further study the social work universe. Having an exceptional presentation combining the qualitative and quantitative research methods and proving how these complement each other, this work is really useful for the students of the related faculties (sociology, social work, psychology) but also for the specialists or practitioners in the field. This edition is made up of 8 parts, and has a total of 24 chapters. Each chapter starts with a short summary of the ideas it is based on, followed by an introduction meant to refer to the other chapters, as the case may be. Information is presented in a pedagogical manner by means of their variety of examples and graphical representations, which enables their comprehension. The elements encountered at the end of the chapters are also added, and are meant to make the learning and assimilation process of the new information more effective by rendering the main ideas, questions and revision exercises, Internet study resources, additional bibliographical recommendations and competence notes.