Review: Heather D'Cruz & Martyn Jones (2004). Social Work Research—Ethical and Political Contexts

Michael Göpfert


This book is about doing social work research and comes straight from its authors’ practices as social work teachers. Well written, it tackles most of the wide-ranging topics in qualitative and quantitative research. Not politically neutral, the book has a clear bias, advocating for the marginalised and dispossessed. Its politics are not overbearing, however, and the quality of much of the material is excellent. It was a great pleasure to review this stimulating and interesting book, although frustrating, too, because it made me at times hopeful that it would go further in its range and coverage than it did. In sum, it is a well structured book and each chapter has an introduction and a final summary of the main points.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0603179


context; social work; knowledge; subjectivity; objectivity; participative research; reflexivity; empowerment; oppression

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