Essential reading for both students and practitioners of social work. The previous edition of this book was highly successful, and in this edition McLaughlin builds on that success to make the book a must have buy.-Professor Richard Barker, Northumbria University
This book is refreshingly easy to understand for a research book, introducing social work students to key issues in a non-threatening way. I will definitely recommend this book to students undertaking dissertations and research projects.
A useful introduction into social work research. I would use this as an introductory textbook at undergraduate and Masters level. The book focuses heavily on the ethical aspects of social work research and is aimed at making social work practitioners more research minded. I would like to have seen a greater focus on research methods alongside the focus on values. The book is clearly written throughout.
This book addresses the important topic of social workers using rather than doing research. The book includes debate on wide-ranging philosophical and ethical issues in relation to understanding research. It engages with key domains such as social work values and the voice of the service user. However the book is 'about' rather than 'how to'. It will appeal more to those wishing to address their own mental barriers and connect with a wider conceptual world than those looking for guidance on practicalities of bringing evidence into practice.
This is a helpful text for showing how to produce good quality research which is relevant to social work. It contains some useful chapters on the philosophy of research and ethical considerations. This text will be recommended on the MA social work degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton.
Excellent, especially for students who are new to research
Excellent resource and students will find the content very accessible whilst undertaking their research proposal assignment and dissertation, and will assist them to develop a research minded approach to their continuing studies and well into their qualified practice.
A really useful book for both undergraduates and postqualifying student.
Clear style that is easily understood and a very good addition to my reading list.
This text provides social workers with specific, detailed help in choosing and undertaking research in their chosen specialism.
Hugh McLaughlin has managed to write a book that will appeal to the beginner as well as the experienced researcher...well done!
A key text to enable undergraduate social workers to develop a systematic approach to social work research
I am looking for a book to closely shadow a module on research for social workers in training so this book may offer more than is required for that purpose. I plan to recommend sections of the book to this group of students. I would like to recommend this book to social work students planning doctoral level research.
very good overview and key concepts well explained
A really useful book for undergraduates. It is clear in its presentation and written in a style easily understandable.
Excellent text for final year social work students and postgraduate practitioners. The use of reflexive questions throughout the book assists the student to frame questions from the chapter concerned. Practice examples are also given which make the research pragmatic.
This book will provide much food for thought for students embarking upon their own research, as well for those casting a critical and reflective eye on existant research. Whilst primarily aimed at social work students it will also be helpful for a wider audience of students studying within the field of social studies.
This text book is very useful for Masters in Social Work students as part of their studies.
It will also be useful reading for Social Work Practice Educators, to support them in engaging with evidence-based practice as part of their role supervising students. It will help to facilitate discussions on making use of social work research when supervising social work students on placement.
This text helps MA Social Work Dissertation students gain an excellent understanding of the breath of social work research and critical issues in doing and utilising research in social work.
Useful text that provides the necessary background issues and debates.
It is a very good book and should help the students to understand about research methods and why research is carried out.
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