A Social Justice Approach to Survey Design and Analysis

ISBN : 9780199739301

Llewellyn Joseph Cornelius; Donna Harrington
240 ページ
144 x 209 mm
Pocket Guide to Social Work Research Methods

A Social Justice Approach to Survey Design and Analysis is written for students, teachers, researchers and anyone who is interested in conducting research. It draws heavily on current discussions regarding social justice, equity, health disparities and social determinants of health to provide a framework for researchers to use both to engage in social justice research as well as to evolve as social justice practitioners. This research book includes a framework of the continuum of social justice research, a presentation on how to provide an active voice for the community in the design and exaction of research, examples of social justice data sources along with how researchers have used that data to measure social inequities, and an overview of how to analyze data, using the social justice research framework. The book also includes several in depth case scenarios that highlight how social justice research has been used to document, monitor and evaluate inequities encountered by underserved populations


Introduction to Part I: Social Justice Research
Chapter 1: Why Social Justice Research? Giving Voice to the Unheard
Chapter 2: Preparing to Conduct Social Justice Survey Research
Chapter 3: Developing a Foundation for the Study.
Chapter 4: Social Justice Survey Research Indicators
Chapter 5: Using a Community Inclusive Survey Process to Foster Survey Participation
Introduction to Part II: Data Handling and Analysis
Chapter 6: Inclusiveness and Representation in Telling the Story of Barriers Encountered by Populations: Preparing Data for Analysis
Chapter 7: Telling the Story Part II: Examining Factors that Measure the Reduction of Inequities/Disparities
Chapter 8: Conclusions and Next Steps in Using Social Justice Research as a Continuous Process of Engagement


Llewellyn J. Cornelius, PhD, LCSW is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Dr. Cornelius has more 30 years of experience in survey and evaluation research, including supervising students in the development, pilot testing and fielding of surveys. He is currently on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, a committee of research scientists who advise the Secretary of USDHHS regarding the design and management of all federal health surveys. Donna Harrington, PhD, is Professor and Associate Dean for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Education at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Dr. Harrington teaches PhD courses in advanced data analysis techniques, including structural equation and multi-level modeling, and the integration of research and theory.