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Research and the Social Work Picture$
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Ian Shaw

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447338895

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447338895.001.0001

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Doing good social work research

Doing good social work research

(p.151) Eight Doing good social work research
Research and the Social Work Picture

Ian Shaw

Policy Press

This chapter talks about what people may learn from social work controversies, focusing on three general topics: the essential limits of science in social work, the misuses of science, and the principles and practices that help foster good social work research. In the process of evaluating if a particular example of social work research is good or not, one is likely to assume the question is about whether intelligent decisions were made about the study design, the methodology, the analysis and interpretation of the data, and so on. The direct research experience the majority of social workers have of carrying out research may be related to small projects linked to time on qualifying programmes, but it is precisely these criteria by which their work will be assessed.

Keywords:   social work controversies, science, good social work, research, study design, methodology, direct research experience, social workers

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