Research and Reflective Practice

Eithne Darragh, Brian Taylor

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This core textbook provides an authoritative overview of the post-qualifying awards in social work in the UK. Written in response to recent policy and training guidelines, the book will enhance social workers’ post-qualifying knowledge, skills and values within specialist areas of practice.
This chapter discusses linked key factors of research, evidence and reflection for developing capability and expertise at post-qualifying levels. Post-qualifying social work practice needs to make effective use of research and other forms of knowledge as evidence to inform practice. To acquire this capability, social workers must develop skills in reflective practice so that their learning includes knowledge from a variety of sources in a cycle of continuing professional development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPost-Qualifying Social Work Practice
EditorsPatricia Higham
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-1-4129-4643-8 , 978-1-4129-4644-5
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 14 Dec 2008


  • social work
  • Post-qualifying education
  • reflective practice
  • research
  • knowledge transfer
  • evidence based practice


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