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Research and the social work picture

Published

7 Feb 2018

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208 pages

Series

Research in social work

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978-1447338895

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234 x 156 mm

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7 Feb 2018

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208 pages

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Research in social work

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234 x 156 mm

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7 Feb 2018

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208 pages

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Research in social work

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978-1447338932

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234 x 156 mm

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There’s a growing pressure for social workers to engage with research and draw on this in practice. But why is this research important?

This first book in the Research in Social Work series, published in association with the European Social Work Research Association, provides an accessible way to think about this question. Drawing on evidence from across Europe, Asia and the USA, it covers how research is conducted, used, and perceived. It is perfect for social work students, researchers and practitioners, providing a detailed sketch of how research finds a place in the wider social work picture and offering opportunities and exercises that highlight how social work research is relevant in day-to-day course programmes and practice.

The book will embolden a kind of scepticism, while at the same time providing the ground work for social workers to become more thoughtfully practical – and practically thoughtful.

Dr. Ian Shaw is S R Nathan Professor of Social Work, National University of Singapore and Professor Emeritus, University of York. He was the first Chair of the European Social Work Research Association.

What is social work research?

Why do research in social work?

Doing research application

Mapping social work research

Social work research over time

Place and space

Sociological social work: a case example

Doing good social work research

“A rich and highly practical resource which opens the door to research for social work practitioners, and both intending and experienced researchers.” Roger Smith, Durham University

“Each gem of a chapter brings together deep wisdom that recognizes the particularities of time, space, and place in the shaping of multiple social work practices.” Professor Barbara Levy Simon, Columbia University