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Publication details

Title of host publicationUnderstanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work
DatePublished - 2012
Number of pages2
PublisherPolicy Press
Place of PublicationBristol
EditorsSaul Becker, Alan Bryman, Harry Ferguson
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Print)9781847428158

Publication series

NameUnderstanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series
PublisherThe Policy Press


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.

    Research areas

  • research methodologies, qualitative research, research interviews, bereavement, parents

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