The role of research in social work has become increasingly critical and relevant to training and practice. Social Work Research 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, this book bridges 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 discusses the political and ethical contexts that are intrinsic to social work practice.
· Fulfills QAA benchmarks in social work training - social work research is a required topic on undergraduate degrees.
· Addresses topical issues such as the need for evidence-based practice and an awareness of ethics.
· International in scope - draws upon international literature
· Grounded in 'real-life' research through case studies
· User-friendly and student-focused, it includes student exercises and further reading sections.
Social Work Research will prove an invaluable resource for students, researchers and trainees undertaking research in social work.