Thoroughly revised and expanded, this new edition of Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work shows readers the importance of research, how to interpret it, and how to effectively carry out and report research of their own. This landmark textbook is an essential guide to the methods, approaches, and debates that are required knowledge for students, policymakers, and practitioners.
Saul Becker is head of the School of Sociology and Social Policy and professor of social policy and social care at the University of Nottingham. Alan Bryman is professor of organizational and social research at the University of Leicester. Harry Ferguson is professor of social work and director of the Centre for Social Work at the University of Nottingham.