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Social Work: Doing research

Guide to locating relevant resources for Social Work assessment tasks and projects.

Library support for researchers

Your liaison librarian is your key contact for research support - students and staff who are actively doing research can find out more about the services provided. Also, see the charter of services for help with systematic reviews under 'Our services' on our Systematic Review guide 

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blog posts by Pat Thomson

Patter is Pat Thomson, Professor of Education in the School of Education, The University of Nottingham. She writes useful posts related to research and how to go about it.

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Doing Research in Social Work and Social Care

From understanding the concepts of research and gathering data, to writing it all up and sharing knowledge, this book will guide your students to become researchers ...

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Research and the Social Work Picture

Today, there is  growing pressure for social workers to engage with research and draw on it in practice. But why is social science research important for social work? ...

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Essential Research Methods for Social Work

Reader friendly and clear, Rubin and Babbie's concise and social work-specific research methods text provides ...llustrations and examples throughout ...

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Primer for Critiquing Social Research

Critique social research with ease with PRIMER FOR CRITIQUING SOCIAL RESEARCH: A STUDENT GUIDE! In a simple, hands-on manner, this text helps you develop the analytical tools and critical thinking skills you need to successfully critique social research.

Gambrill, E 2012, Critical thinking in clinical practice : improving the quality of judgments and decisions 3rd edn, e-book

A balanced and illustrative guide to incorporating critical-thinking values, knowledge, and skills into clinical education and practice.

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Preparing Research Articles

This straightforward pocket guide to Preparing Research Articles steps into the void as an insider's guide to getting published.

Doing a literature review in health and social care : a practical guide

"This best-selling book is a step-by-step guide to doing a literature review for students in all areas of health and social care. It is vital reading for all those doing their undergraduate dissertation or any study which involves doing a literature review."

Realist evaluation in practice health and social work

...this is a timely introductory text on the methods and methodology of realist evaluation' - Critical Public Health Realist evaluation is an exciting new way to investigate what works, for whom and in what contexts and here for the first time, Mansoor A F Kazi shows how it applies to today's practice in social work, health and other human services.