Journal Article

Gaining Access to Data Sources in Statutory Social Work Agencies: The Long and Winding Road

David Hayes

in The British Journal of Social Work

Published on behalf of British Association of Social Workers

Volume 35, issue 7, pages 1193-1202
Published in print October 2005 | ISSN: 0045-3102
Published online August 2005 | e-ISSN: 1468-263X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch295
Gaining Access to Data Sources in Statutory Social Work Agencies: The Long and Winding Road

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This paper details a researcher’s experience of gaining access to three statutory social work agencies in order to conduct a study examining how social workers respond to family support cases and how parents and carers experience the intervention of social workers in these cases. The stages in gaining access are outlined, the gate-keepers involved at each stage are identified and some of the difficulties encountered are highlighted and discussed. The paper concludes that researchers need to give greater priority to access considerations and that social work agencies need to give greater priority to co-operation with researchers.

Keywords: Access; gatekeepers; data sources; research settings

Journal Article.  3515 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Work

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