Using Research in Social Work

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This chapter aims to:
• clarify why social workers need research-based knowledge to inform practice;
• introduce key concepts in shaping a practice-evidence question;
• give an initial understanding of what is involved in identifying relevant research;
• explain the relevance of survey, qualitative and (quasi-)experimental research; and
• introduce key ideas in appraising research quality and synthesising research findings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntroducing Social Work
EditorsJonathan Parker
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781526463357, 9781526463364
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 31 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameTransforming Social Work Practice


  • research
  • evidence based practice
  • knowledge transfer


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