Research Skills for Social Work

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Author: Mr Andrew Whittaker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1844455394

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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Research skills are central to successfully completing the social work degree. This title will help students develop those skills and apply them to all aspects of their work. Detailed information is included on a variety of research methods, such as focus groups, literature reviews, questionnaires and interviews, which are fundamental to students' research projects. Packed with useful practical examples, it provides plenty of opportunity for critical examination of research methods and their outcomes.

Qualitative Research Skills for Social Work

Theory and Practice

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Author: Malcolm Carey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351907360

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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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.) can be made easier to complete and explores traditional methods such as the focus group or interview alongside less conventional methodologies such as participative, narrative, discourse or ICT-related approaches. 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.

Research Skills for Social Work

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Author: Andrew Whittaker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857259288

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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Social Work students often find research an intimidating and complex area of study, with many struggling to understand the core concepts and their application to practice. This book presents these concepts in an accessible and user-friendly way. Key skills and methods such as literature reviews, interviews, and questionnaires are explored in detail while the underlying ethical reasons for doing good research underpin the text. For this second edition, new material on ethnography is added.

Specialist Communication Skills for Social Workers

Developing Professional Capability

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Author: Johanna Woodcock Ross

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113754533X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This book gives students a solid understanding of the key issues involved in effective communication within social work settings. Now going into its second edition, it combines practical examples with a clear theoretical approach and demonstrates the subtleties of communication with specific and diverse service users and carers.

Study Skills for Social Workers

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Author: Christine Stogdon,Robin Kiteley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446248259

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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'The book is completely student focused. I envisage students having the text on their desks when they attempt their written work, and this is very much how a study guide should be used' - Professor Keith Popple, London South Bank University Study Skills for Social Workers offers an accessible insight into the practical use of skills for study in a professional social work context. Engaging with students on their journey through the undergraduate or postgraduate qualifying course, it uses relevant case material from academic and social work perspectives to demonstrate the connection between study and practice. The book is comprehensive in its coverage of the core study skills, including guidance on: Effective writing Successful communication Reflective study E-learning Learning in the workplace Understanding feedback. Written in a student-friendly style, Study Skills for Social Workers is interspersed with activities and exercises to enable students to practice and improve their skills as they move through the text. Also included is a glossary, and model answers to sample questions. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Writing Skills for Social Workers

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Author: Karen Healy,Joan Mulholland

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144620071X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Social workers are required to communicate in writing for a range of purposes, and to write effectively for a range of audiences. This new edition of the best-selling Writing Skills for Social Workers aims to raise the profile of writing skills in social work practice. It encourages the development of writing techniques which will stand the reader in good stead throughout their professional career. Examples of the types of writing covered include: Case-notes Reports Proposals Literature reviews Journal articles Funding applications

Skills for Social Work Practice

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Author: Keith Davies

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137390271

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Skills lie at the heart of all actions of a social worker, and inform all aspects of practice – from drawing on vital theoretical and ethical frameworks to applying the law and research findings to particular situations. This user-friendly and logically organised book brings together the key skills needed for practice in one place. It reflects current practice frameworks and addresses a wide range of skills including communication and relationship building, professional writing, ethical practice, assessment and reflection. Each chapter incorporates a number of features to help with learning and practical application, including: • Case studies to demonstrate how particular concepts apply to social work practice • Reflective exercises to help readers relate concepts and situations to their own experiences on placement and in the classroom • Progress checks to help students make connections between the Professional Capability Framework, the Standards of Proficiency and the wider skills they need to acquire • Chapter summaries to draw out key themes This engaging and practical book is essential for students studying social work or health and social care. It is also a critical tool for practitioners looking to enhance their skills in social work practice.

Social Work Research Skills Workbook

A Step-by-Step Guide to Conducting Agency-Based Research

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Author: Jacqueline Corcoran,Mary Secret

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199753512

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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With an abundance of examples and exercises, this practically oriented workbook presents a step-by-step approach to help social work students develop and implement their research projects in human services organizations.

Courtroom and Report Writing Skills for Social Workers

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Author: Clare Seymour,Richard Seymour

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857254108

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This new text will build on Courtroom Skills for Social Workers, by updating the legal and research content and strengthening the material on recording. There will also be additional contributions from service users and more practice examples, so as to make the book interesting and relevant for qualified social workers. It will assist social workers in meeting their CPD requirements for continuing registration and also offer a framework for short in-service training courses on court skills and recording, both areas in which social workers' performance comes under the scrutiny of other professionals.

Counselling Skills for Social Workers

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Author: Hilda Loughran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351381458

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Counselling skills are very powerful. Really listening and providing compassionate empathy without judging is a core part of social work practice with service users. This book provides a theoretically informed understanding of the core skills required to provide counselling interventions that work. It provides detailed discussion of three core skills which are identified as: talking and responding, listening and observing and thinking. Over 11 chapters these core skills are described in terms of what they mean, how they can be learned and developed, how they can be used and misused and, most importantly, how specific skills can be employed in a coherent and evidence-informed counselling approach. Loughran also looks in detail at the skills required to deliver interventions consistent with three approaches: Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Work and Group work. Illustrative case examples and exercises offer further opportunities for reflection and exploration of self-awareness as well as for practising and enhancing skills development, thus making the book required reading for all social work students, professionals looking to develop their counselling skills and those working in the helping professions more generally. Terms such as social worker, therapist and counsellor will be included as they inform counselling skills in social work.