International Social Work Research

International Social Work Research : Issues and Prospects

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With the constant exchange of international information now a permanent condition in the world, social work scholars and students must be sensitive to the need for knowledge sharing between countries as well as to issues involved in obtaining and utilising international knowledge. Yet until now, no book has juxtaposed these two growing streams of emphasis. In this clearly written volume, Tony Tripodi and Miriam Potocky-Tripodi fill that gap, presenting readers with the many prospects and great potential for international social work research. The authors establish three discrete varieties of research supra-national, intra-national, and trans-national and explore a wealth of issues and examples within each. The easy-to-follow format helps readers learn how to define and distinguish each kind of research, then provides actual applications of all three. Examples draw on research from the world over, and range from microcredit programs in India to migrant aid in Nicaragua to adoptees in Romania. These unique features make it an ideal sequel to basic research texts in social work and supplement to texts on international social work, but also an attractive addition to any faculty researchers more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 136.08g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2 line illustrations
  • 0195187261
  • 9780195187267
  • 2,001,570

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"This timely book provides a comprehensive and informative discussion of social work research with an international perspective that will be valuable in an increasingly interdependent world."--Jordan I. Kosberg, The University of Alabama Endowed Chair, School of Social Work, The University of Alabama"As far as I know, no other book of comparable quality and scope is currently available. It will meet a felt need of many social work educators and scholars, social work librarians, personnel in international organizations, and research-oriented human services professionals in the United States and abroad."--Shanti Khinduka, George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis"This 'first of its kind' book makes a major contribution to the literature on social work research. The authors show how social works knowledge base can be informed by international research and how this, in turn, enhances practice effectiveness. The book is well-written, comprehensive, interesting and informative. Tripodi and Potocky-Tripodi are to be congratulated on their pioneering contribution to the field."--James Midgley, Specht Professor and Dean, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeleyshow more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: What is International Social Work Research? ; 2. Supranational Research ; 3. Issues and Examples of Supranational Research ; 4. Intranational Research ; 5. Issues and Examples of Intranational Research ; 6. Transnational Research ; 7. Issues and Examples of Transnational Research ; 8. Summary and Conclusionsshow more