Investing in the Future: Social Workers Talk about Research

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dc.contributor.author Beddoe, Elizabeth en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-01T19:08:00Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation British Journal of Social Work 41(3):557-575 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 0045-3102 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10848 en
dc.description.abstract The movement towards developing a profession more confidently grounded in research has been one of the most significant international trends in social work during the past decade. This article presents findings from one section of a qualitative study of continuing professional education in New Zealand social work. Social workers interviewed were very aware of the significant contemporary discourse of research-informed practice within the profession. Analysis reveals that while New Zealand social work practitioners are positive about the ideals of social work research, their enthusiasm is tempered by issues of confidence and some practical considerations and constraints. These issues reflect those outlined in the social work literature. When asked to discuss their views on social work research, as a component of continuing education, participants identified research based activities as part of the professionalisation project of social work. Research activity was also perceived as significant to the safety of the profession in contestable spaces, evidence of the contribution of social work and vital to the maintenance and development of excellent practice. en
dc.publisher British Association of Social Workers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Journal of Social Work en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Details obtained from http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0045-3102/ en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Investing in the Future: Social Workers Talk about Research en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/bjsw/bcq138 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 557 en
pubs.volume 41 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: the author en
pubs.end-page 575 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 101849 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Counselling,HumanServ &Soc.Wrk en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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