It will aim to be one of possibly the central contemporary international text in this field for social work researchers, bringing together in one volume the developments and debates that have been seen in recent years in peer reviewed journals, including the Sage journal Qualitative Social Work (founded and co-edited by one of us).

Researching the Social Work Field

Researching the Social Work Field

We review what is known about four questions that shed light on qualitative research in social work:

What are the kinds of data that characterise social work practice and hence shape social work research?

How do the different domains and fields of social work similarly or variously shape the purposes and practice of qualitative research?

What challenges and opportunities are presented when one is researching on one's professional or academic home ground?

How far are key forms of thinking and practice in qualitative research and social work practice linked?

We have opened in the first chapter by scanning a broad landscape. On any landscapes there are outcrops and features that strike our eye from ...

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