Students of social work need to understand the contribution of research, as part of this evidence base, to effective practice. This textbook introduces students to a range of research methods at a practical level and sensitises them to the political dimension of research.
Beth Humphries is a writer and researcher who has practised, taught and studied social work for many years. She has worked in universities across the UK and is currently a visiting professor at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her special research interest is in social work, immigration control and asylum and she has published extensively in this field.