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Graduate Writing Studio

Graduate Writing Studio

Mon - Thur 9 am - 7 pm, Fri 9 am - 4 pm

We also have extended ZOOM hours available Tues and Thurs 7 pm - 9 pm

278-2450 or to request an appointment.

Graduate Statistics Studio

Graduate Statistics Studio 

Provides research and statistical consulting to all graduate students. We are able to meet with students here on campus or online (via ZOOM)

(559) 278-2451

Social Work Theories

Social Work Theories  Azusa Pacific University

Theories, Models and Perspectives   Augsburg College

The theoretical framework is the structure that can hold or support a theory of a research study. It  introduces and describes the theory which explains why the research problem under study exists. Good theory in the social sciences is of value precisely because it fulfills one primary purpose: to explain the meaning, nature, and challenges of a phenomenon, so that we may use that knowledge and understanding to act in more informed and effective ways. The Conceptual Framework. College of Education. Alabama State University; Trochim, William M.K. Philosophy of Research. Research Methods Knowledge Base. 2006. 

Theories Used in Social Work Practice & Practice Models from Simmons University 

Literature Review

Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students  from North Carolina State University

Research Instruments, Surveys and Tools

Surveys and Tools 

If you need an actual copy of the instrument to use in research, you need to not only obtain the instrument, but also permission to use the instrument. Research instruments may be copyrighted. To obtain permission, contact the copyright holder in writing (print or email).

Try searching for the test title in  Google or Google Scholar
Try searching for a journal article with a test included or appended to the article. 
Dissertations sometimes contain the instrument used in an appendix.

Medical Outcomes Trust

Surveys and Tools from the NIH

Health Literacy Tool Shed

Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR)

Rand Health Surveys and Tools

Substance Use Screening & Assessment Instruments Database