Using Research in Social Work

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Abstract

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
Chapter14
Pages160-171
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781526463357, 9781526463364
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameTransforming Social Work Practice
PublisherSage

Keywords

  • research
  • evidence based practice
  • knowledge transfer

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    Taylor, B. (2020). Using Research in Social Work. In J. Parker (Ed.), Introducing Social Work (pp. 160-171). (Transforming Social Work Practice). SAGE Publications.