Challenges and Futures for Social Work and Social Policy Research Methods

  • Barbara FawcettEmail author
  • Susan Goodwin
  • Ruth Phillips
Part of the Methodos Series book series (METH, volume 9)


Research contributes both to policy and practice frameworks. It is used to explore key areas, to produce constructive analyses, to contribute to evidence-based policy and practice and to inform evaluative activity. In the fields of social policy and so-cial work, practitioners are also increasingly undertaking research both to inform their practice and to generate and test out policies. In this chapter, research meth-odology, analytical processes and dissemination activity are discussed and ap-praised. Methodological issues associated with researching into these fields are examined and future directions are explored.


Social Work Social Policy Domestic Violence Social Change Disable People 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Education and Social WorkThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia

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