Research is a systematic methodological approach to collecting and analyzing information to create new knowledge. The research process generally adheres to a set of strict protocols, methods, and established structures, as the research should be a transparent process to allow others enough information to replicate the study or to assess the credibility and applicability of the research findings. Knowledge of social work research provides consumers with the ability to understand and utilize research findings to inform and enhance practice and policies. Although social work research includes a variety of philosophical assumptions to guide the production, evaluation, and dissemination of research, it is often the research question itself that dictates the methodological design of the study. It is within this nonhierarchical approach to research that this online bibliography considers quantitative, qualitative, mixed-method designs and systematic reviews as well as the various philosophical assumptions, ethical issues, and issues related to diversity in research.
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Subjects: Social Work
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