From understanding the concepts of research and gathering data, to writing it all up and sharing knowledge, this book will guide your students to become researchers by giving them:  • a confident start with clarity on core concepts and getting it right ethically  • step-by-step guidance at each point in the research process, showing them diversity in approaches, the impact of context and how to overcome problems  • case studies of how real researchers embrace the challenges, surprises and successes of research  • an emphasis on the person in context, so their research is reflective of the realities of social work and social care practice  • a guide to writing it up and achieving impact and positive change with research.

Writing and Sharing Your Findings : Creating Knowledge for Practice

Writing and Sharing Your Findings: Creating Knowledge for Practice

In this chapter you will learn

  • About dissemination of research findings as a core component of the research process
  • To present your findings for particular audiences
  • Creative ways of sharing your research
  • Some strategies for getting started on writing.


We are definitely of the view that: ‘It’s not research til it’s shared!’. But we are also very aware that ‘research utilization sits within the messy and complex worlds of policymaking and practice’ (Morton, 2015: 405).

It is vital that social work research not simply collect data and observe it; it must take ‘action, [pursue] social justice and [collect] systematic information in order to make a difference in people’s lives’ (Alston and Bowles, ...

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