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Critical and Creative Research Methodologies in Social Work

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Critical and Creative Research Methodologies in Social Work

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Critical and Creative Research Methodologies in Social Work by Lia Bryant
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Social work research is concerned with complex social issues closely connected to communities of people who are marginalized and oppressed. This volume develops critical and creative research methodologies that place questions of social justice at their centre and take innovative approaches to collecting, analysing, interpreting and presenting research data. The first section of the book examines textual data produced from an array of methodologies focused on the spoken and/or written word. These approaches allow those who are often silenced to speak by providing space and time to capture memory and meanings that may not come to light in a time driven structured research method like an interview or a questionnaire. The second section of the book discusses visual methods, including an examination of historical artefacts like, photographs and objects, and participant engagement with art, specifically clay sculpture and drawings. Both sets of methods examine the concept of 'time', that is, how we understand time, as in our past memories, how we develop relationships and knowledge over time. These creative and critical methods provide new insights into ways of undertaking social research in social work which captures the complexity of social experiences, problems and meanings that are, more often than not, embedded in time and place.

Author Biography

Lia Bryant is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy at the University of South Australia. She supervises several doctoral students, teaches undergraduate research courses including applied research for honours students and a post-graduate subject focused on innovation in research. She is a sociologist and social worker who has published widely on gender, sexuality and embodiment in the rural, with an ongoing interest in research methodologies. Dr Bryant has authored Gender and Rurality with Barbara Pini, and the edited international collection on Sexuality, Rurality and Geography with Andrew Gorman-Murray and Barbara Pini. She has also published in numerous journals including Journal of Rural Studies, International Journal of Qualitative Research, Sociologia Ruralis, Australian Feminist Studies and Human Relations.
Release date Australia
January 22nd, 2018
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
250
ISBN-13
9781138494350
Product ID
27891909

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