The Changing Nature and Context of Social Work Research
Social work research is constantly diversifying and expanding and this article explores its changing nature; including changes to epistemology and practice; and the critical influence of the wider economic, political, theoretical and practice changes occurring to social work itself. The author discusses a number of issues facing social work research: the enduring conflicts of ways of knowing, doing and valuing social work research; the role of practitioners as researchers; and the challenge to empower service users as self‐determining researchers.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Rights Statement: Copyright © 2001, Oxford University Press
Keywords: social work research; epistemologies; methods; researchers; reflective practice
Research Type: Journal Article
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