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Theories Used in Social Work Practice & Practice Models
Malcolm Carey provides social work students, academics and practitioners with a practical guide to completion of a small-scale qualitative research project or dissertation. This clear text takes the reader through the process of beginning and developing a research problem or question, defining their objectives and undertaking empirical or literature-based research that involves data collection, analysis, writing up and dissemination. The book also highlights and details potential obstacles, essential techniques and methods, types of theory and methodology used, and presents case studies and ongoing debates involved in qualitative social work research. It suggests ways by which sometimes difficult processes such as the literature review, interviews with practitioners, etc. Recent investigation has highlighted the lack of research skills held by many social workers in practice. This book overcomes these problems by providing an essential and easily accessible guidebook to qualitative research methods for social work students and practitioners as well as being of interest to tutors who teach research methods to social work students or supervise dissertations.
Abramovitz M. Social work and social reform: and arena of struggle. Abrams P. Neighbourhood Care and Social Policy. HMSO, London. Adame A.
Social Work is a practical job. It is about protecting people and changing their lives, not about giving theoretical explanations of why they got into difficulties Social work is about social change at the individual as well as at community level. Change is complex, diversified and risk prone. To understand it, social worker need knowledge. But our understanding of social work especially with the faculty and students of social work colleges in non metropolitan cities of India and students with low level mastery of English language is frozen with the simple definition of social work Compilation and interpretation of social work definition accessible to the students PD Mishra conveys a meaning that social work is a helping assisting enabling activity, which in turn suggests social work is seen as a benign and uncontentious activity, willingly accepted. This understanding fails to reflect the major transformations social work discipline has undergone as well as its global outlook.