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Understanding social work research

McLaughlin, H 2006, Understanding social work research , Sage Publications Ltd, London.

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Abstract

This excellent new textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to the nature of social work research. The book clearly demonstrates how research-mindedness is key to improving individual and collective social work practice, helping practitioners to effectively navigate the complex issues they face on a daily basis. The book satisfies the curriculum benchmarks for social work training and considers research in relation to a number of important social work themes, including ethics, anti-oppressive practice, service user research, evidence-based practice and interdisciplinary work. The book will help readers: " critically reflect on their own social work practice " assess, appraise and apply research " effectively advocate on behalf of service-users " confidently engage in debates about the profession " reflect on legislative and policy developments. Understanding Social Work Research is clear and accessible, containing reflective questions and practice examples illustrating the links between research and social work practice. This book will be essential reading for all social work trainees, and will provide invaluable support for postgraduate students and practitioners wishing to consolidate their understanding of social work research.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social work & social policy, social work research methods, social policy research methods
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781412908481
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Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2009 15:01
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:52
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/1151

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