Journal Article

The Changing Nature and Context of Social Work Research

Anita Gibbs

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 31, issue 5, pages 687-704
Published in print October 2001 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online October 2001 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI:
The Changing Nature and Context of Social Work Research

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Social work research is constantly diversifying and expanding and this article explores its changing nature; including changes to epistemology and practice; and the critical influence of the wider economic, political, theoretical and practice changes occurring to social work itself. The author discusses a number of issues facing social work research: the enduring conflicts of ways of knowing, doing and valuing social work research; the role of practitioners as researchers; and the challenge to empower service users as self‐determining researchers.

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Subjects: Social Work

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