Research in Social Care and Social Welfare: Issues and Debates for Practice

Research in Social Care and Social Welfare: Issues and Debates for Practice

By: Beth Humphries (author), Beth Humphries (editor), Edward Mynott (contributor), Dr. Marion Martin (contributor), Steve Morgan (contributor), Carol Packham (contributor), Wilkins Wilkins (contributor), Adele Jones (contributor), Searle-Chatterjee Searle-Chatterjee (contributor), Phil Hodgkiss (contributor)Paperback

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Description

This important book explores the links between research, 'evidence-based' practice and policy in social care and social welfare. Basing their chapters in case-study material, the contributors examine the issues arising from qualitative and quantitative methodologies, critique orthodox views of ethics and language and offer examples of innovative social research methods. Research in Social Work and Social Welfare highlights and questions the assumptions that underpin social research and examines the notions of power, ethics, language and representation in research. It questions, for example, the impact of research done by `the West' upon `the rest'. The book takes an international approach and promotes methods of research that are participative and `empowering' and seeks to widen the scope of methods used in social research. It will enable the reader to develop his or her own analytical and critical faculty and widen the scope of methods used in social research. This volume will be an invaluable resource to students, researchers and practitioners using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

About Author

Beth Humphries was a writer and researcher who practised, taught and studied social work for many years. She worked in universities across the UK, and her special research interest was in social work, immigration control and asylum. She published extensively in this field.

Contents

Perspectives on Social Research, Beth Humphries, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. 2. Collaborative Approaches to Research, Paul Wilkins, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. 3. Exploring Young People's Experience of Immigration Controls: The Search for an Appropriate Methodology, Adele Jones, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. 4. Studying `Others': Research and Representation, Mary Searle-Chatterjee, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. 5. Case Studying Organisations: the Use of Quantitative Approaches, Tom Cockburn, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. 6. Disrupting Ethics in Social Research, Beth Humphries and Marion Martin, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. 7. Unusual Terms: What do you mean by...? David Boulton, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. 8. Casing the Joint: An Illegitimate Take on a Community of Care, Philip Hodgkiss, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. 9. Community Auditing: Appropriate Research Methods for Effective Youth and Community Work Intervention, Carol Packham, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. 10. Documentary and Text Analysis: Uncovering Meaning in a Worked Example, Steve Morgan, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. 11. Hidden from History: Research and Romantic Friendships, Janet Batsleer, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. 12. Story Telling as Research, Paul Wilkins. 13. Demystifying the Doctorate: Why do a PhD? Ed Mynott, Department of Applied Community Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University. References. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781853029004
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781853029004
  • weight: 272
  • ISBN10: 1853029009

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