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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 11 new and published books in the subject of Social Work Research — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Researching with Feeling

    The Emotional Aspects of Social and Organizational Research

    Edited by Caroline Clarke, Mike Broussine, Linda Watts

    Why should researchers be interested in their feelings and emotions as they carry out research? Emotion is what it is to exist, to be human, and is present in every sphere of our lives. All activities are infused with emotion, even those that are constructed as ‘rational’, because rationality...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Evidence-based Practice in Social Work

    Development of a New Professional Culture

    By Haluk Soydan, Lawrence A. Palinkas

    The role of evidence-based practice is one of most central and controversial issues in social work today. This concise text introduces key concepts and processes of evidence-based practice whilst engaging with contemporary debates about its relevance and practicality. Evidence-based Practice in...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Feminisms in Social Work Research

    Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge

    Edited by Stéphanie Wahab, Ben Anderson-Nathe, Christina Gringeri

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Work

    Social work as a profession and academic discipline has long centered women and issues of concern to women, such as reproductive rights, labor rights, equal rights, violence and poverty. In fact, the social work profession was started by and maintained in large part by women and has been home to...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Connecting Spirituality and Social Justice

    Conceptualizations and Applications in Macro Social Work Practice

    Edited by Michael J. Sheridan

    Jim Wallis, well-known justice advocate and author, has stated that the two great hungers in the world today are for spirituality and social justice. Although social work and related fields have increasingly recognized the importance of addressing spirituality within clinical practice, less...

    Published September 25th 2013 by Routledge

  5. The Social Work Assignments Handbook

    A Practical Guide for Students

    By Sarah Foote, Anne Quinney, Matt Taylor

    The Social Work Assignments Handbook is the complete guide to preparing for, carrying out and writing up a social work assignment or project. Designed to support students through their assignments from beginning to end, each stage is fully explained through friendly advice and practical guidance so...

    Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  6. Psychological Trauma and Juvenile Delinquency

    New Directions in Research and Intervention

    Edited by Patricia K. Kerig

    Recent years have seen an explosion of new research dedicated to understanding the link between psychological trauma and juvenile delinquency. Building on the work of the previous decade which uncovered shocking rates of trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress among juvenile justice-involved youth...

    Published March 18th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Research for Social Workers

    An Introduction to Methods, 3rd Edition

    By Margaret Alston, Wendy Bowles

    Social work is developing its own research orientation and knowledge base, springing from the research traditions of sociology and psychology and grounded in human rights and social justice. Effective social research relies on critical thinking and the ability to view situations from new...

    Published August 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Evidence-based Social Work

    A Critical Stance

    By Mel Gray, Debbie Plath, Stephen Webb

    Evidence-based practice is now a core element of many governments’ approaches to policy-making and social intervention. It has become a powerful movement that promises to change the content and structure of social work and its allied professions. Its emergence has generated much debate and raised...

    Published May 10th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Multidimensional Evidence-Based Practice

    Synthesizing Knowledge, Research, and Values

    Edited by Christopher G. Petr

    Series: Social Work Practice in Action

    Multidimensional Evidence-Based Practice (MEBP) is a new and comprehensive approach to determining best practices in social services. MEBP improves upon traditional evidence-based approaches by incorporating the views of consumers and professionals, qualitative research and values. The book begins...

    Published July 29th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Language Practices in Social Work

    Categorisation and Accountability in Child Welfare

    By Christopher Hall, Stefaan Slembrouck, Srikant Sarangi

    Analysis of language and discourse in social sciences has become increasingly popular over the past thirty years. Only very recently has it been applied to the study of social work, despite the fact that communication and language are central to social work practice. This book looks at how social...

    Published February 1st 2006 by Routledge