Mapping comparative empirical studies of European social work

Walliss, J and Shardlow, SM 2003, 'Mapping comparative empirical studies of European social work' , British Journal of Social Work, 33 (7) , pp. 921-941.

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This paper reviews the scope of currently published materials about comparative empirical social work research within Europe, published in English over a two-decade period (1980–2000). To this end, the paper is divided into four sections. First, an account of the scope and methods used to conduct this review. Second, a brief analysis of non-empirical published materials. Third, in the bulk of the paper, identified comparative studies are discussed in depth, with a particular focus upon methodological issues. Finally, by way of a conclusion, comments are made about the state of contemporary empirical studies within European social work, and the relationship of these studies to the construction of social work knowledge. In addition, some suggestions of possible sites for improvement in respect of comparative empirical research about social work in Europe are made.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Social Work
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1468-263X
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2009 14:21
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:04

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