Research methods for social work have undergone several changes in the recent past, particularly in the areas of research designs, techniques of data collection, analysis of data and computer application in social work research. This volume cover four broad areas of research. This accessible book is based on the author extensive practical experience of carrying out and teaching research in the social work field. Social work research is shown to be both a distinctive academic enterprise and a task that can be accomplished effectively in line with the values and ethical principles that lie at the disciplines core. One of the most significant features of this book is the infusion of content on evidence-based practice in various chapters. This book is a valuable resource for social work students and practitioners carrying out research projects as well as practicing researchers and research educators in the discipline.