Improving Social Intervention: Changing Social Policy and Social Work Practice through Research

1st Edition

John Gandy, Alex Robertson, Susan Sinclair

Routledge
Published September 25, 2018
Reference - 288 Pages
ISBN 9781138236783 - CAT# Y310188
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Sociology of Education

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Summary

This book, first published in 1983, considers the whole problem of how social research can lead to improvement in practice in social policy and social work. In the first section, individual chapters discuss the political context within which research is commissioned and used, through consideration of the politics of comparative research and of the application of research findings to policy-making in the personal social services. The problems of putting policy into practice and using research in a systematic and predictable way for improving situation is also examined. This title will be of interest to students of the Sociology, Education and Social Policy.

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