Qualitative research skills for social work
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Qualitative research skills for social work theory and practice by Malcolm Carey

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Published by Ashgate in Burlington, VT .
Written in English


  • Methodology,
  • Qualitative research,
  • Social service,
  • Research

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Malcolm Carey
LC ClassificationsHV11 .C317 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25190159M
ISBN 109781409449317, 9781409449324
LC Control Number2012002372

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Second, we set out and assess the formulation of a sequence of ‘moments’ in the history of qualitative research, as suggested and developed by Denzin and Lincoln, asking as we do so how far this applies to social work. We close the chapter by setting out working criteria for judging whether we are engaging in good qualitative research. Advantages and disadvantages of qualitative and quantitative research Over the years, debate and arguments have been going on with regard to the appropriateness of qualitative or quantitative research approaches in conducting social research. Robson (, p43) noted that there has been a paradigm war between constructivists and positivists. The qualitative research method is practiced widely in education and social sciences. A combination of both qualitative and quantitative research is increasingly seen as useful in answering research questions and understanding the world. One problem with qualitative research is its potential for bias. Qualitative research in social work has come of age. Especially since the s, social work scholars and practitioners have enhanced their grasp of the rich potential of qualitative research methods and data to further the profession’s understanding of human and social problems.