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    1. Research for social workers : an introduction to methods / Margaret Alston & Wendy Bowles. - Alston, Margaret.

      Book  The third edition of this is fairly helpful, it covers the major stages of research projects which are outlined step by step, including analysing results and reporting and is written in non-technical language for students and practitioners without a strong maths background. The examples are global and the end of chapter exercises and questions make it a fairly good introduction to research methods.

    2. Understanding research for social policy and social work : themes, methods and approaches.

      Book  This book is edited and largely written by the leading academic lights in the field of social work research and is fairly comprehensive in scope, with over 80 leading contributors. It’s accessible and engaging style, which combines theoretical and applied discussions and case examples to provide a very good guide to research methods, approaches and debates

    3. Social work research in practice : ethical and political contexts / Heather D'Cruz and Martyn Jones. - D'Cruz, Heather,

      Book  This book is about doing social work research and comes straight from its authors’ practices as social work teachers. Well written, it tackles most of the wide-ranging topics in qualitative and quantitative research. Not politically neutral, the book has a clear bias, advocating for the marginalised and dispossessed. Its politics are not overbearing, however, and the quality of much of the material is excellent. It was a great pleasure to review this stimulating and interesting book, although frustrating, too, because it made me at times hopeful that it would go further in its range and coverage than it did. In sum, it is a well-structured book and each chapter has an introduction and a final summary of the main points. A newer edition of this book has been ordered, check the Southend books catalogue.

    4. Social work research: ethical and political contexts - Heather D'Cruz, Martyn Jones, ebrary, Inc 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book  A newer edition of this book will be avaliable soon, check the ebooks catalogue

    5. Understanding social work research - Hugh McLaughlin, dawsonera 2012 (electronic resource)


    6. Real world research. - Robson, Colin,


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