Über den Autor
Ian Shaw took an undergraduate degree in sociology at the time when the discipline was expanding rapidly in Western countries. He worked as a Probation Officer for a few years before moving to Cardiff University and much later to the University of York. He has - happily for him - never lost the nagging challenges that a social science agenda brings. the first chair of the European Social Work Research Association until 2015. He
His garden, cooking, Dylan and a very good church take as much time as he can give.
What is Distinctive about Qualitative Social Work Research?
Qualitative Research and the Social Work Context
Researching the Social Work Field
Qualitative Methods in Social Work - a Review
Doing Qualitative Social Work Research
Ethics in Qualitative Research
Traces and Deposits in Texts and Documents
Living in Place, Space and Time
Anticipating Analysis and Making Sense of Qualitative Data
Doing Qualitative Analysis
The Purposes of Qualitative Social Work Research
Researching and Evaluating Interventions and Outcomes
Qualitative Research and Practice
The Consequences of Qualitative Research
Bringing key developments and debates together in a single volume, this book provides an authoritative guide for students and practitioners embarking on qualitative research in social work and related fields.
Frequently illustrated with contemporary and classic case examples from the authors' own empirical research and from international published work, and with self-directed learning tasks, the book provides insight into the difficulties and complexities of carrying out research, as well as sharing 'success' stories from the field. Shaw and Holland have long experience of writing for practitioners and students and in making complex concepts accessible and readable, making this an ideal text for those engaging in qualitative social work research at any level.
Ian Shaw is a Professor of Social Work at the University of York and at the University of Aalborg.
Sally Holland is a Reader in Social Work at the School of Social Sciences in Cardiff University.