The role of research in social work has become increasingly critical and relevant to training and practice. Social Work Research: The Ethical & Political Context has been designed to address this and to demonstrate the importance of research for improving social work practice. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the book explains the links between practice, knowledge and research. It succeeds in bridging the gap between theory and reality by discussing a range of research paradigms and placing them in the context of professional social work. It also goes beyond other textbooks to discuss the political and ethical contexts that are intrinsic to social work practice.
Table of Contents
Research, Social Work and Professional Practice The Research Question Different Ways of Knowing and Their Relevance for Research Methodology Designing Research Generating Data Making Sense of Data Analysis Reporting and Disseminating Research