These case studies aim to raise awareness of some of the ethics issues that can arise in research the case studies are listed below under a specific ethics issues category however, the actual studies may cover a number of ethics issues and you are advised to look at other studies as these may also highlight issues that they are of your concern. Case studies and theory development in the social sciences will be particularly useful to graduate students and scholars in social science methodology and the philosophy of science, as well as to those designing new research projects, and will contribute greatly to the broader debate about scientific methods. Social work: a case study in applying theories to practice presenting circumstance mr a is age 40, unemployed and living with his wife and six year old son c in a twobedroom council flat in london. Case study in social work practice topics: social work the adolescent’s current functioning and likely trajectory will be presented, informed by current research on male sexual assault, social networks of high-risk youth, and statistics from the rainn 1998 report. Chavkin tests the theory that there is a relationship between organizational structure and the use of research recommendations in school social work part i includes three chapters that explore the complex relationship between applied social science research and practice part ii is the case example.
Often research courses in master of social work (msw) programs primarily teach single-subject case studies (hardcastle & bisman, 2003 rubin, robinson, & valutis, 2010) rather than conceptual frameworks bridging theory, practice, policy, research, and program evaluation. Social work research poses complex ethical dilemmas which are yet to be adequately addressed the complexity relates to the vulnerability of clients which can diminish their capacity for informed consent, and the risk of loss of privacy and emotional distress for subjects. A lecture on case studies as a research strategy taken from a series on research methods and research design given to masters (graduate) students by graham r gibbs at the university of huddersfield. A social work case study on working with the aboriginal community, and capturing student discussions and exchange led by indigenous elder for the social worker, working in indigenous communities can be quite a challenge it has been common practice in social work education to present the student with a folder of case studies from which to learn.
In-depth social data research and sector analysis guides best practice advice on using social listening case studies we work with some of the world’s biggest agencies and brands here are some practical examples of how companies use brandwatch day to day. Within these case studies you will find ideas and inspiration for everything from social media plans, lead generation, direct marketing, research, branding and more. With practising social work research: case studies for learning, csiernik, birnbaum and pierce offer a discussion of research methods contextualized with case study examples the preface describes the book as a collaborative effort based on the authors' collective teaching experiences. This case study illustrates the benefits of collecting and using equality information to identify the needs of people with particular protected characteristics and to measure progress in responding to those needs over time.
Interactive cases select one of the six cases below to begin students and instructors have full access to each case without logging in, but by creating an account you can save your notes students, want to save your notes research for effective social work practice,. Abstract case study research is a good fit with many forms of social work practice although disparaged as uncontrolled and uninterpretable, the case study has great potential for building social work knowledge for assessment, intervention, and outcome. Case study research, through reports of past studies, allows the exploration and understanding the researcher can adopt the single-case design for instance, a social study on the effects of the collapse of highland towers in kuala as a prelude, this initial work helps prepare a framework of the study a pilot study is considered an.
Using case study in education research lorna hamilton a clear and lively manner and should be an invaluable resource for those teachers and students who are incorporating a case study dimension into their research work'-ian menter, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more. Social work research proposal writing guide even established academics find writing a good research proposal a difficult task you have not conducted the research yet, so encapsulating the background of the subject and detailing how you are going to write it is hard. Research on social work practice is a disciplinary journal devoted to the publication of empirical research concerning the assessment methods and outcomes of social work practice social work practice is broadly interpreted to refer to the application of intentionally designed social work intervention programs to problems of societal or. Case studies are widely used in organizational studies and across the social sciences, and there is some suggestion that the case study method is increasingly being used and with a growing confidence in the case study as a rigorous research strategy in its own right (cf eg hartley, 1994, p208 hartley, 2004, p323.
Policylink promoting healthy public policy through community-based participatory research: ten case studies a project of the university of california, berkeley, school of public health. A social work educator should facilitate the discussions to accomplish the following problem-solving steps: 1 identify and sort through the relevant facts presented in a case. Case studies of families involved with welfare and child welfare this section examines the ways that economic stress and disruptive life events interact with the psychological and social experience of parents, and the resulting impact. The case study as a research method uses and users of information -- lis 391d1 -- spring 1997 introduction case study research excels at bringing us to an understanding of a complex issue or object and can extend experience or add strength to what is already known through previous research.
The case study research method is popular not just within the field of sociology, but also within the fields of anthropology, psychology, education, political science, clinical science, social work, and administrative science. This second edition of practising social work research comprises twenty-three case studies that illustrate different research approaches, including quantitative, qualitative, single-subject, and mixed methods six are new to this edition, and examine research with first nations, organizing qualitative data, and statistics. Case study, evidence-based social work practice, validity and reliability, evaluation case studies in social work have great value in building emergent knowledge, bridging the ongoing challenge of inte.