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Macmillan Higher Education

Research Methods for Social Workers

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Paperback - 9781137442826

10 January 2017

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03 February 2017

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This handy book is a one-stop introduction to research and evaluation for social workers. Including unique project examples, exercises, discussion points and extensive signposting to further reading, and drawing on the...

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This handy book is a one-stop introduction to research and evaluation for social workers. Including unique project examples, exercises, discussion points and extensive signposting to further reading, and drawing on the author's many years of teaching experience, it is essential reading for students who may be unfamiliar with research methods.

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Ideal for students and practitioners at each stage of their development introduces basic concepts and gradually proceeds to equip readers with the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake independent research

Covers a broad range of research methods?

Written by someone who has experience in teaching research methods to social workers, nurses and other professional students.

Chapter One From social work skills to research skills: what is 'being research minded'?
Chapter Two Understanding published research and research design: scoping and summarizing
Chapter Three Dealing with ethics and maintaining professional values during research
Chapter Four Talking and listening: using qualitative methods to develop relationship based approaches to research
Chapter Five Working with documentary sources and qualitative data analysis in social work research
Chapter Six It's all about attitude: ways of capturing and understanding measurable data
Chapter Seven Mixing it up: how to combine research approaches without getting into a muddle
Chapter Eight Can you innovate? Developing arts based and visual methods for social work research
Chapter Nine What's out there? Using the internet and social media for research
Chapter Ten Becoming a social work researcher: building confidence as well as skills
Glossary of key terms.

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Linda Bell is Associate Professor in the School of Health & Education at Middlesex University, UK. She has extensive experience of teaching research methods to professional students, particularly social workers. She has also successfully supervised many doctoral and master's dissertations. Linda is an anthropologist who has researched and published on various aspects of health, social care, gender issues and parenting. She has specific expertise in feminist research, and in research ethics.

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Linda Bell is Associate Professor in the School of Health & Education at Middlesex University, UK. She has extensive experience of teaching research methods to professional students, particularly social workers. She has also successfully supervised many doctoral and master's dissertations. Linda is an anthropologist who has researched and published on various aspects of health, social care, gender issues and parenting. She has specific expertise in feminist research, and in research ethics.

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