Acknowledgments

UTA CARES Grant Program

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Author’s Note

This guidebook to writing literature reviews would not be possible without the source material.  Dr. DeCarlo’s textbook is a comprehensive introduction to social work research methods.  I am grateful to him for his generosity and support.  I would like to thank Michelle Reed of the UTA Libraries for sharing their extensive knowledge and their guidance in compiling this guide.  Also from the UTA Libraries, Brooke Troutman also provided guidance and contributed material.  Amanda Steed worked many hours to assist in this book’s creation and offered incisive insights to make this guide as useful to students as possible.  My appreciation also goes out to Teresa McIntyre, Diane Mitschke, and Regina Praetorius, three faculty members at the UTA School of Social Work, who reviewed the original source material for this guidebook and offered their suggestions for this guide.  I thank faculty contributors from the UTA School of Social Work: Maxine Davis, Genevieve Graf, Noelle Fields, Aaron Hagedorn, Richard Hoefer, Catherine LaBrenz, Kathy Lee, Diane Mitschke, Diana Padilla-Medina, Holli Slater, Rachel Voth Schrag, and Ling Xu for contributing material to the guidebook.  Finally, I wish to acknowledge Ruben Espricueta of the School of Social Work for his assistance with graphics and photography.

Project Lead

Rebecca L. Mauldin – Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Arlington

Contributing Authors

Chapter 1: Richard Hoefer, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

Chapter 2: Catherine LaBrenz, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

Chapter 4: Aaron Hagedorn, Assistant Dean of Research and Faculty Affairs, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

Chapter 5:  Ling Xu and Noelle Fields, Assistant Professors, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

Chapter 7: Diana Padilla-Medina, Asssistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

Chapter 8: Diane Mitschke, Associate Professor, and Holli Slater, Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

Chapter 9: Genevieve Graf, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington; Erin Roark Murphy, MSW, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

Chapter 10: Kathy Lee, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

Chapter 11: Maxine Davis, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington; Sarah R. Robinson, LMSW, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

Chapter 12: Rachel Voth Schrag, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

About the Cover

Brittany Griffiths, UTA Libraries’ Publishing Specialist, designed the cover for this OER. The images used are were taken by Ruben Espiricueta and were used with his permission.

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