This book is a practical beginner's guide to both conducting and using research within the context of social work practice. A clear and accessible introduction to applied research methods for social work students and practitioners, this text covers the key themes, debates and approaches, including:
- The ethics of social work research
- Conducting interviews and questionnaires
- Focus groups
- Observation and narrative
- The involvement of service users
- Analyzing data
With practical exercises and reflective questions, this is an essential text for undergraduate and graduate qualifying social work students.