Understanding research for social policy and social work: Themes, methods and approaches

Understanding research for social policy and social work: Themes, methods and approaches

by Saul Becker, Alan Bryman, Harry Ferguson
     
 

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It is vital for students, policy makers and practitioners engaged in social policy, social work and other related academic disciplines and fields of practice to understand the importance of research and how to interpret research evidence and findings. They also need to know how to effectively carry out and report good quality research of their own. This thoroughly… See more details below

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It is vital for students, policy makers and practitioners engaged in social policy, social work and other related academic disciplines and fields of practice to understand the importance of research and how to interpret research evidence and findings. They also need to know how to effectively carry out and report good quality research of their own. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of the acclaimed international bestseller, which now also includes a focus on social work, will enable readers to meet all these challenges. Comprehensive in scope, and written expertly by 80 leading contributors in an accessible and engaging style, this landmark book, from The Policy Press's Understanding Welfare series, includes more than 40 new contributors and dozens of new sections which highlight developments since the first edition. It also combines theoretical and applied discussions and case examples to provide the essential one-stop guide to research methods, approaches and debates.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781447309031
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Series:
Understanding welfare: Social issues, policy and practice
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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