It involves the study of the relationship of social workers with their clients; individuals, groups or communities on various levels of interaction or therapy as well as their natural relationships and functioning within the organizational structure of social agencies. Faculty Scholarship Books: Hunter, C.
The desire for, and the ideal of, the unproblematic collaboration entails the risk that research, education and practice will become toothless — they will, to put it bluntly, risk falling to the lowest common denominator.
Next stage in the process is to introduce intervention. Book chapters: Hunter, C. This iterative process is represented by the spiral movement of the process.
It is important here to note that only a single, coherent intervention be applied during any intervention phase. The diagram below illustrates the way in which posing a research question in practice research is followed by taking in and understanding the kinds of problems with which practice deals.
Social work research helps to find ways and means to enhance social functioning at the individual, group, community and societal levels. EdsSocial work field directors: Foundations for excellence.
From the perspective of approach B researchers, approach A researchers are unable to move from mode 1 towards mode 2. A group worker wishes to assess the extent to which the technique of role play is more or less effective than group discussion in increasing knowledge of drug abuse among school going children.