Research Skills for Social Work

Research Skills for Social Work

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Research skills are central to successfully completing the social work degree. This title will help students develop those skills and apply them to all aspects of their work. Detailed information is included on a variety of research methods, such as focus groups, literature reviews, questionnaires and interviews, which are fundamental to students' research projects. Packed with useful practical examples, it provides plenty of opportunity for critical examination of research methods and their outcomes.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 170.18 x 241.3 x 10.16mm | 317.51g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • Learning Matters Ltd
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1844451798
  • 9781844451791
  • 365,261

Table of contents

Introduction Planning your research Undertaking a literature review Interviews Focus groups Questionnaires Documentary analysis Analysing your data Writing up your dissertation Conclusion Glossary References Indexshow more

Review quote

"This is a lovely little book that explains research concepts in clear language using relevant examples." (Lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University).show more

About Andrew Whittaker

Andrew Whittaker is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at London South Bank University. He has taught nursing students since the early-nineties and teaches research skills to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has worked in adult and child mental health and was the director of a mental health voluntary organization.show more