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Version 1.0 (08/23/2021)

Version 1.0 is our first edition of the textbook. Between 0.9 and 1.0, the authors did a lot of work! After the final internal review completed by authors and editor for version 0.9 revealed some difficulties in a few chapters, the authors rewrote three chapters. Early revisions were completed right after 0.9, with the project manager making a final round of changes in Summer 2021. The project manager also made changes on a few chapters based on notes accrued during the pandemic, but these changes are minimal, mostly changing examples and providing additional resources.

The major changes from 0.9 include:

  • Rewrote sections of Chapter 7 to include
    • More content on paradigms
    • Removing a complicated framework for assessing paradigmatic assumptions
    • Developing a theoretical framework & paradigmatic framework
    • Introducing pragmatism and connecting it with multiparadigmatic methods
  • Rewrites in Chapters 11 and 12 are too numerous to list. They are basically new chapters.
  • Visual and copy edits

We anticipate releasing version 1.1 in August 2022. If you have feedback that you would like us to consider, you can contact the project manager Matt DeCarlo at with any suggestions or use the annotation group for Community Feedback.

Version 0.9 (08/15/2020)

Version 0.9 is the pre-release public beta. This version was peer reviewed by our peer reviewers, edited by our editor, and authors reviewed materials one last time prior to submitting their final work. This version was intended for review by faculty who are considering adopting the textbook for academic year 2020-2021, but authors were unable to complete final touches before the beginning of the academic year. This pushed back final production and publication to Summer 2021.

Archived copies are available in our Open Science Framework Project.



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Graduate research methods in social work by Matthew DeCarlo, Cory Cummings, Kate Agnelli is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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