Understanding Social Work Research

by Hugh McLaughlin

Understanding Social Work Research Synopsis

Social work students need to understand the relationship between research, knowledge and practice to be effective practitioners. In the second edition of this highly regarded book, Hugh McLaughlin shows how a research-minded perspective and an appreciation of evidence-based practice can lead students to achieve the highest level of individual and collective social work practice. Topics covered include: - How to assess, appraise and apply research - The philosophy of research - Improving the use of research in practice - Interdisciplinary contributions to social work and social work research Providing reflexive questions, practice examples and suggested reading throughout, this book is essential reading for all undergraduate students of social work. It will also be valuable reading for postgraduates and qualified social workers wishing to consolidate their understanding of social work research.

Understanding Social Work Research Press Reviews

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857028716
Publication date: 16th December 2011
Author: Hugh McLaughlin
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 232 pages
Categories: Social work,

About Hugh McLaughlin

My research interests cover participatory research, especially the involvement of service users in research, professional practice and the development of child care. My interests in professional practice include both the preparation of students for practice and how best to support social workers once in practice and to contribute to evidence informed practice particularly in the area of child care.

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