Professor Thanh Tran has released a new edition of his important pocket guide on research methods entitled Developing Cross-Cultural Measurement in Social Work Research and Evaluation. First published in 2009, this updated version offers new perspectives on current methodologies in the field and changes in the populations most served by social workers »
David Takeuchi, Associate Dean for Research, discusses the role of research in the social work field and the need for interdisciplinary collaboration »
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