Evidence-based Policy and Practice in Mental Health Social Work
- Martin Webber - King's College London, UK
Mental Health Policy
Not linked tot he courses we cover
I would recommend my students refer to this book if they are struggling with reviewing the literature in the field. Specifically the chapters giving guidance critically appraising a range of surveys, trials and studies.
As such I do not expect this to be a key text, but a useful volume for the university library.
Social work students are often poor at considering quantitative feedback. This book will be valuable as a manual for students wishing to understand quantitative data and helps students to evaluate the validity of evidence presented.
Chapters on how to critically appraise various types of research studies are really useful and make this a great cross-over resource book for social work research in general. Chapters on the evidence-base gave a good introduction to the concept - I'd have liked more on this aspect of the topic.
Comprehensive coverage of various research methods. Very useful for teaching evaluation skills in evidence-based policy making
Comprehensive coverage of research methods. Useful for general research teaching in social work beyond mental health
A very comprehensive book and just right for PQ Mental Health Courses
Not directly relevant to my modules, but a useful book.
The Book has been used for students undertaking AMHP training.
This book is a useful addition to the reading list for the policy module for AMHPs. It covers the required topics well.