What do social work students think social work research is?

Anita Gibbs

Abstract


In New Zealand, social work students often undertake social work research training as part of their first qualification in social work. The focus of this article is to consider what social work students think social work research is and whether they think social work research should be part of normal, everyday practice or not. Forty-three social work students from Otago University participated in a small research project during 2009 aimed at exploring their constructions of social work research. They emphasised that social work research should be compatible with social work values like empowerment and social justice, and bring about positive change of benefit of service users. 


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social work research; social work education; social work practice;

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11157/anzswj-vol24iss2id131

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