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Doing research in social work and social care : the journey from student to practitioner researcher / Catherine Flynn, Fiona McDermott.

By: Flynn, Catherine [author.].
Contributor(s): McDermott, Fiona [joint author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2016Description: vi, 240 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781473906624.Subject(s): Social service -- Research
Contents:
Research in the professional practice context -- Frameworks underpinning research -- Researching ethically: 'what you do is important but how you do it is more important' -- Arriving at a research question: building on existing knowledge -- Research design: shaping your study -- Selecting and accessing data: ensuring rigor -- Speaking and listening: interviews, focus groups and community forums -- Counting and measuring: questionnaires, scales and secondary analyses -- Making meaning from data: qualitative analysis -- Making meaning from data: quantitative analysis -- Writing and sharing your findings: creating knowledge for practice.
Summary: This book guides students to becoming researchers by detailing the concepts of research and gathering data, to writing it all up and sharing knowledge to students.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Research in the professional practice context -- Frameworks underpinning research -- Researching ethically: 'what you do is important but how you do it is more important' -- Arriving at a research question: building on existing knowledge -- Research design: shaping your study -- Selecting and accessing data: ensuring rigor -- Speaking and listening: interviews, focus groups and community forums -- Counting and measuring: questionnaires, scales and secondary analyses -- Making meaning from data: qualitative analysis -- Making meaning from data: quantitative analysis -- Writing and sharing your findings: creating knowledge for practice.

This book guides students to becoming researchers by detailing the concepts of research and gathering data, to writing it all up and sharing knowledge to students.

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