Research Skills for Social Work

Research Skills for Social Work

Paperback Transforming Social Work Practice

By (author) Andrew Whittaker

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  • Publisher: Learning Matters Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 241mm x 10mm | 318g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Exeter
  • ISBN 10: 1844451798
  • ISBN 13: 9781844451791
  • Sales rank: 293,818

Product description

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.

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Author information

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.

Review quote

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

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 Index