Research and Research Methods for Youth Practitioners: An Introduction (BOK)

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Rigorous research is crucial to effective work with young people and increasingly youth practitioners need to be able to develop, review and evidence their work using a variety of research and assessment tools. This text equips students and practitioners with a thorough understanding of research design, practice and dissemination, as well as approaches to evidence-based practice. A clear practice framework informs the book, outlining the significance of research to youth work, especially in relation to designing and developing services for young people. Research and Research Methods for Youth Practitioners: Analyses the research/practitioner role Explores the ethical context of research in youth work Offers a thorough analysis of key methodological questions in research in practice Provides a guide to data collection and analysis Presents five principal research strategies for youth work: ethnographic work and visual methods; interviewing and evaluation; surveys and evaluation; the use of secondary data and documentary analysis; and researching virtual and online settings Discusses the implications of research for work with young people as well as its dissemination. Written by experienced researchers and practitioner-researchers, each chapter in this accessible textbook includes an overview, a critical discussion of the pros and cons of the particular method or approach, a case study, a practice-based task, a summary and suggestions for further reading. This textbook is invaluable for student and practising youth workers. It is also a useful reference for other practitioners working with young people.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forlag
ROUTLEDGE
ISBN 9780415571036 Antall sider 240
Dimensjoner 17,4cm x 24,6cm x 1,5cm Vekt 438 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Fin Cullen, Simon Bradford
Emner og form Social research & statistics, Child welfare, Social work

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