Does the social work profession value research-based knowledge as a basis for social policy? Serving as a compass for the problems in society that need attention and resolution, the research base of social work may be the most imperative guide to social work practice. However, it is often overshadowed by the actual labor of the profession. This book combines research with practice, providing research knowledge in a workbook format that brings social work to life. This workbook provides exercises that enable readers to "learn by doing". This edition is broken down into more topic units, for ease of reference; and there are more questions to apply to each unit. Sample research studies featured in the book include Financial Victimization of the Elderly, the Role of the Eligibility Worker in Public Welfare, and Sexual Adjustment Following Spinal Cord Injuries. Educators, social work researchers, and social workers.