• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Social work research often focuses on qualitative designs and many students believe that the quantitative research pathway is either too complicated or is beyond their grasp. This book outlines how social work students can undertake a research project from either a qualitative, quantitative or mixed methodological approach. The authors introduce key concepts in an accessible and structured manner and go on to demonstrate each of the approaches from inception of research idea, to realisation of methodological approach, to research process, to data analysis and conclusion.

: Reviewing the Literature
Reviewing the literature
Definition and Purpose of a Literature Review

A ‘literature review’ aims to give a balanced overview of current knowledge on a particular research question, including the substantive content of research studies and an appraisal of their quality. In the present context, the essential purpose of a literature review is to ensure that the proposed project – ...

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