Chapter Summary: This chapter provides a summary and examples of research methods for studying the processes of making decisions, assessment and the management of risk in social work. This includes processes involving social workers communicating with clients, families, colleagues, managers, other professionals, and other organisations. For our purpose, the management of risk includes professional processes of assessing, communicating and managing risk, and also overall governance processes. The chapter provides a summary of the core strengths of qualitative, survey and mixed-methods research, together with examples of their use in relation to the topics in Section Two of the Handbook.
|Title of host publication||The Sage Handbook of Decision Making, Assessment and Risk in Social Work|
|Editors||Brian Taylor, John Fluke, Christopher Graham, Emily Keddell, Campbell Killick, Aaron Shlonsky, Andrew Whittaker|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 30 Aug 2023|
- social work
- Decision Making