FGDM and the Evidenced Based Paradigm

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In social care, mobilizing network support is a topical issue. Networks are at
the heart of Family Group Conferencing, or Family Group Decision Making.
FGC originated in New Zealand but has spread to many countries
worldwide. In this book, FGC researchers with different methodological
orientations discuss their findings and reflect candidly on the methodological
choices they made and the challenges faced. The ‘what works’ versus
‘context’ controversy in social work research is highlighted from different
perspectives. Moreover, the interaction between FGC and the care system in
which it is embedded, is illustrated through a variety of disciplines including
governance studies, law, and economic analysis.
The wealth of insights collated make this book unique. The book is relevant
for researchers, care professionals and (inter-) national policy makers. They
will benefit from the experiences and visions shared in this book.
Ten different research teams have contributed to this book. The editors are
associate professors at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. This publication was
financially supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
and the Municipality of Rotterdam.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFGC Research – Reflections and Ways Forward
PublisherEleven International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-8974-491-3
ISBN (Print)978-94-6236-189-8
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Apr 2021


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