Qualitative Research In Social Work

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Introduction There is so much power in research. In the context of social work research is an important tool to understanding diverse populations. The importance of research with social worker can influence decision making with clinicians. Gathering data and analyzing its results is helpful to providing certain areas with necessities. Not only is research in this context powerful, it is also necessary. If done correctly it will make an impact on society and create changes in areas as time moves on.
Social Workers and Research
Research can help with legislative and policy practices (Gambrill, 2005). It provides clinicians with information that will be beneficial to populations based on its results. Based on the results of data clinicians
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Quantitative research questions can lead to finding cause and effect relationship between concepde can lead to legislative and political outcomes which have an impact on the targeted populations (Weinbach & Grinnell, 2014). With quantitative I as a social worker practitioner will be able to better assists my clients because I will have a foundation to build off of as well as improve. Which will ultimately lead to me providing the proper services to my clients based on their …show more content…
I work in the juvenile unit. My job as a social work intern at my site is to gather information on clients, in order for their attorneys to represent them better in court. My job entails finding alternative placements to detention, finding practitioners who will perform evaluations on clients based on concerns, as well as writing social summaries about clients. Many of my clients are being held in detention and waiting to be sentenced. I spend my time interviewing clients and checking in with them. Before I was able to interact with clients alone, I observed my Practicum Instructor as she interacted with clients. Through this observation I noticed there were many practitioners involved in a juvenile’s court case. The practitioners were attorneys, prosecutors, social workers from different aspect of the juvenile’s life, judges, and others. I then stumbled upon the question of, “is there relationship between number of practitioners involved in a juvenile’s court case and the outcome of the juvenile’s case.” This question will benefit my practicum community because finding this correlation could potentially lead to fewer juveniles being in lock up, which for many attorneys and social workers at my practicum site is the ultimate goal. Quantitative data would help answer my research question. It will measure if there is a correlation between number of practitioners involved and the outcome of juvenile’s

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