Research Skills for Social Work
- Andrew Whittaker - London South Bank University, UK
While the book is quite concise, which I think will apeal to undergraduate users in particular, it can be a little dry. For example, in several instances there are lists of definitions, which I think will be a little unappealing for students to read through, especially since many already come in with the expectation that research methods are "boring". Additionally, while too lengthy a book may be unapealing for students, I think book has erred on the side of being too short--some of the entries (for example, on ethnography) are just too short to provide adequate coverage of important methods.
A very good textbook to introduce research to undergrads and post grades and have used it in writing myself. I would recommend to students.
My year 1 students have been struggling with research concepts. This has helped them understand the required concepts. It is clearly written in sensible language. It makes it palatable and easy to apply.
This is a helpful introductory book for social work students on research methods.
A very useful for Access to Social Science students intending to study for a degree in Social work.
This book provides a useful introduction to research concepts and explores key areas in a user friendly manner. It is an informative tool for novice research students to build their knowledge and research skills with useful links to the PCF.
This book is excellent. It provides a really comprehensive and structured description of what students need to do to formulate and conduct their own social work research project. It also provides really nice examples of other student's research projects to help demonstrate how to apply different research methods in practice. I will definitely be recommending it to Master's degree students on the social work degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton. An essential text.
Important book for students dissertations and social work studies.
Text helps to focus practitioners on the essential skills and activities underpining social work research
I like this as a core text for a short course on research in social work. Commentary on recommended further reading and websites is very useful.