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).

The Consequences of Qualitative Research

The Consequences of Qualitative Research

In Chapter Fifteen we took the day-to-day practice of social workers as a reference point. In this final chapter we explore more broadly the consequences, career and influences of qualitative research. We immediately will see that, although this is far from straightforward, a qualitative approach to unwrapping the issues enriches our understanding. We open with a general outline of thinking about the ‘impacts’ of research, and broad ways in which qualitative research is socially relevant. A substantial part of the chapter is about the utilisation of qualitative research, through the lenses of different ways of modelling this process and also through empirical evidence from qualitative studies of research utilisation. This includes the significance of recognising that a qualitative ...

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