This book provides social work students with all the advice and instruction needed to understand and complete successful research projects.
This book is a practical beginner′s guide to both conducting and using research within the context of social work practice. A clear and accessible introduction to applied research methods for social work students and practitioners, this text covers the key themes, debates and approaches, including:
- The ethics of social work research
- Conducting interviews and questionnaires
- Focus groups
- Observation and narrative
- The involvement of service users
- Analyzing data
With practical exercises and reflective questions, this is an essential text for undergraduate and postgraduate qualifying social work students.
What′s Distinctive about Social Work Research?
Practitioner Research - Engaging with Individuals, Organizations and Communities
The Ethics of Social Work Research
Service Users, Carers and Social Work Research
Interviews and Questionnaires
Observation, Narrative and Other Approaches
Developing a Research Proposal and Writing a Research Report