The narrative turn has entered many different academic disciplines and is now also emerging in social work. This article focuses on a discussion of the possibilities and limitations of doing narrative research in social work, including a scrutiny of definitions and of a number of theoretical and methodological arguments often used by some of the leading narrative researchers.
Narrative approaches to case studies Kim Etherington Emeritus Professor, University of Bristol, UK. Abstract This paper offers a view of narrative case studies as a form of narrative inquiry based upon social constructionist, constructivist and feminist ideas and practices. Viewed from this position stories of lived experience (data) are co - constructed and negotiated between the people.
In the last two decades, narrative has acquired an increasingly high profile in social research. It often seems as if all social researchers are doing narrative research in one way or another.
The authors analysed a sample of social work papers submitted by universities in England, Scotland and Wales to the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (The RAE was a way in which the quality of research from British universities was measured using 'peer review' by a panel of senior academics and others from the research community. This determined further funding for each institution. The RAE.
While substantially enhancing our understanding of auditing as a social and organizational phenomenon, much of the literature has taken a predominantly explanatory stance on the above developments where scholars observe and make sense of, rather than critically appraise the significance and potential ramifications of, these dynamics and events. There is therefore a risk that, despite the growi.
Narrative therapy in social work can use a metaphor to externalize a problem is to consider and talk about the named problem as a roommate, a problematic person who resides with the client. For a client experiencing depression, client and clinician might choose to name the problem “Depression,” or personify the problem further by calling it “Eeyore” for example.
The articles in this special issue resulted from an open call for papers on “Narratives and Storytelling in Energy and Climate Change Research.” Our call cast an intentionally wide net. Some of the authors for this special issue had a formal background or previous publications in narrative and storytelling. Many had not. And not everybody was primarily a social scientist, or even an.
Understanding different research perspectives. 8 Research methodology. The most important methodological choice researchers make is based on the distinction between qualitative and quantitative data. As mentioned previously, qualitative data takes the form of descriptions based on language or images, while quantitative data takes the form of numbers. Qualitative data is richer and is.
Systematic Reviews and Research. Four Volume Set. Edited by: David. Systematic reviews have become an increasingly important aspect of research across all areas of social policy from health, to education and environmental science and management studies. This major work has been designed to: Bring together the key cutting edge historical and contemporary papers on the nature and methods of.
Social Work Theory and Application to Practice: The Students’ Perspectives. Carolyn Gentle-Genitty. Indiana University. Haiping Chen. Indiana University. Issac Karikari. Indiana University. Crystal Barnett. Indiana University. We believe the success of applying theory in practice is largely contingent on how students define social work theory, identify the role of theory in practice.
Narrative research is a dynamic and growing field in the social sciences. It frequently engages with issues of social justice and social change, particularly in the current context of global inequalities, conflict, mobility and precarity. How to address these issues in our methods, for instance through the involvement of research participants, and through relating research processes and.
In her reflections on the narrative research approach, the author starts by placing narrative research within the framework of sociocultural theory, where the challenge for the researcher is to examine and understand how human actions are related to the social context in which they occur and how and where they occur through growth. The author.
Epistemology in a business research as a branch of philosophy deals with the sources of knowledge. Specifically, epistemology is concerned with possibilities, nature, sources and limitations of knowledge in the field of study. Alternatively, epistemology can be branded as the study of the criteria by which the researcher classifies what does and does not constitute the knowledge.
Reflection on Social Work Practice Introduction Social work covers many basic services intended to serve equally to each of the members of the community, without requiring this specific contribution to access the benefit, especially to people who do not have sufficient resources to meet certain basic needs. Social work is conceived as a superior mode of assistance and social service. It is the.
Increasingly, there is a demand for research in social work to establish evidence-based findings which can lead to replicable results in different settings. This ethos of evidence-based research comes from the domain of medicine and health care, and has gradually become more widespread in disciplines such as social care and educa-tion. Although there is recognition of the need for greater.
Publishes research covering every aspect of social work, with papers reporting research,. Principled versus Instrumental Perspectives. Resilience across Cultures. How Children Become Invisible in Child Protection Work: Findings from Research into Day-to-Day Social Work Practice. The Influence of Adoption on Sibling Relationships: Experiences and Support Needs of Newly Formed Adoptive.
Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences, 15 Credits The course is discontinued. Swedish. specializations will depend on the participating lecturers who will represent different fields such as for example narrative analysis, discourse analysis, grounded theory etc. Each specialization will thus be presented by researchers who use them in their own work at the.
Understanding different research perspectives. 1 Objective and subjective research perspectives. Research in social science requires the collection of data in order to understand a phenomenon. This can be done in a number of ways, and will depend on the state of existing knowledge of the topic area. The researcher can: Explore a little known issue. The researcher has an idea or has observed.
Perspectives of Young Child Abuse Survivors on Confidentiality: An Exploratory Literature Review. Matthew L(1), Barron I(1), Hodson A(1). Author information: (1)a School of Education and Social Work, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland. The current systematic narrative literature review sought to discover the views of young child sexual abuse (CSA) survivors, unknown to child protection.