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- DescriptionEvidence-based practice is important to all social work students and practitioners. This book offers an informative account of why research matters to good practice and the importance of being research-minded. Clear, coherent and focused, it is invaluable reading across a range of research-oriented modules in the social work curriculum.
- Author BiographyJOAN ORME is Emeritus Professor of Social Work in the Glasgow School of Social Work (GSSW), UK, where she was founder Head of School. She contributed to the development of social work research capacity by her involvement in the steering group that developed the JUC SWEC Research Strategy and in the steering group for the Research and Development Strategy for Social Services in Scotland. She also coordinated the first Researcher Development Initiative for social work. She is co-author of Social Work Practice and has published extensively in the areas of feminist social work, social work education and research.DAVID SHEMMINGS is Professor of Social Work at the University of Kent, where he is both Chair of Social Work and Deputy Head of the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research. David has taught research methods to social workers for over 20 years in three different UK universities. Until recently, he was Project Coordinator for a UK-wide initiative to increase the confidence and capacity of social work researchers and academics to undertake publicly-funded medium- and large-scale research.
- Author(s)David Shemmings,Joan Orme
- PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
- Date of Publication07/05/2010
- GenreSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitlePractical Social Work Series
- Place of PublicationBasingstoke
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPalgrave Macmillan
- Content Note192 p.
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
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