Research for Social Workers
by Margaret Alston and Wendy Bowles (9781865088945)

Research for Social Workers
 
Margaret Alston and Wendy Bowles
Release Date: 01 December 2002
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 344
Category: Social Work
Publisher: A&U Academic
ISBN: 9781865088945
ISBN-10: 1865088943



As social work practice has become increasingly sophisticated, the role of research in social work has become more critical. Today research is relevant to just about every area of social work practice, from determining needs in the initial stages of an intervention, to planning a course of action, and finally evaluating practice. Springing from the research traditions of sociology and psychology, social work is now developing its own research orientation and knowledge base.

Research for Social Workers is an accessible introduction to research methods specifically needed in social work and social welfare. It outlines the major stages of research projects step by step, covering both quantitative and qualitative methods. It offers explanations of how to combine these two traditions in practice, as well as guidelines to analysing results and reporting. It also includes chapters on needs assessment and evaluation, skills essential for human service workers.

Research for Social Workers is written for researchers without a strong maths background. Illustrated with examples, and accompanied by exercises and questions, it is an ideal introduction for newcomers to research, and a reference for more experienced social work researchers who would like to improve their skills.

This second edition is fully revised and updated. It includes an extra chapter on researching your own practice and the chapter on statistics has been expanded.

AUD $39.95

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