explain how research contributes to what a social worker may do in practice.

Competent social workers have many types of skills to complement a wide variety of theoretical knowledge. This skill set and knowledge base is often informed by research. Whether research is quantitative, qualitative, or a mixture of both, the information that well-formed studies yield contribute to the knowledge base of the social work profession as a whole.

For this Discussion, consider how evidence-based research informs social work

 

Post your explanation of how research informs a social worker’s application of the steps in the process of evidence-based practice. Be sure to explain how research contributes to what a social worker may do in practice. Please use the Resources to support your answers.

300-400 words 

PLEASE CITE AND USE RESOURCES PROVIDED 

Resources:

 

Yegidis, B. L., Weinbach, R. W., & Myers, L. L.  (2018). Research methods for social workers (8th ed.). New York, NY:  Pearson.

  • Chapter 1, “Toward Evidence-Based Practice” (pp. 1-23)

http://www.socialworkpolicy.org/research

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