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Understanding Social Work Research,9780857028723

Understanding Social Work Research

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780857028723

ISBN10:
0857028723
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/5/2012
Publisher(s):
SAGE Publications Ltd
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Summary

In this thoroughly revised and updated version, Hugh McLaughlin offers an accessible and authoritative guide to the nature of social work research. With a new introduction and the inclusion of up to date case studies, the book clearly demonstrates how research-mindedness is key to improving social work practice. Containing case examples, reflective questions and chapter summaries the book takes a student-friendly approach throughout. National and international contexts are reviewed to demonstrate best practice in social work decision making. The Second Edition considers research in relation to a number of important social work themes, including ethics, anti-oppressive practice, service user research, evidence-based practice and interprofessional 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; and reflect on legislative and policy developments. Understanding Social Work Research is a clear and accessible guide to the subject. The book will provide invaluable support to undergraduates, graduates and practitioners working in the field of social work.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Why Research for Social Work?
The Research Business
The Philosophy of Social Research
Ethical Issues in Social Work Research
Research and Anti-Oppressive Practice
Evidence-Informed Practice
Getting Research into Practice
Involving Service Users in Research
Interdisciplinary Practice and Research
Whither Research for Social Work: Future Challenges and Opportunities
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