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Understanding research for social policy and social work: Themes, methods and approaches - Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series (Paperback)
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Understanding research for social policy and social work: Themes, methods and approaches - Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 14/03/2012
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It is vital for students, policy makers and practitioners engaged in social policy, social work and other related academic disciplines and fields of practice to understand the importance of research and how to interpret research evidence and findings. They also need to know how to effectively carry out and report good quality research of their own. This thoroughly revised and expanded second edition of the acclaimed international best-seller will enable readers to meet all these challenges. Comprehensive in scope, and written expertly by 80 leading contributors in an accessible and engaging style, this landmark book from The Policy Press' Understanding Welfare series includes dozens of new sections which highlight developments since the first edition. It also combines theoretical and applied discussions and case examples to provide the essential one-stop guide to research methods, approaches and debates. The book is essential reading for students and teachers of social policy, social work, public policy, criminology, nursing and health sciences, education and other applied social sciences; policy makers and practitioners who would like to improve their use of research evidence; and those who want to conduct high quality research of their own.

Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847428158
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 757 g
Dimensions: 240 x 172 x 25 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


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"... a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students, including those in social work pursuing post-qualifying studies." Research in Practice
"Understanding Research is one of those books you would go back to - a good one for the collection." Community Care
"Very beneficial for more able students" Jane Maffey, New College Durham
"Becker and Bryman did a masterful job...North American public policy students could learn a lot from this book and methodology instructors could have their load considerably eased if URfSPP was more widely read". Kennedy Stewart, Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University School of Public Policy and Member of Parliament for Burnaby-Douglas
"Takes you on a fascinating journey through the world of social research and is so well written it is a joy to read...a superb text...an outstanding organizational and intellectual achievement." International Journal of Social Research Methodology

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