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Gordon, J., Cooper, B., Dumbleton, S. (2009) How do social workers use evidence in practice. Final project report PBPL paper 34

Resource author

Jean Gordon, Barry Cooper, and Sue Dumbleton

Resource type

Final project report

Description

This is the final report from the PBPL funded project "Knowing practice: A critical best practice investigation into how practitioners understand, use, and learn from, research, inquiry, and other forms of knowledge, as 'evidence' in social work practice in Scotland", which ran between April and December 2008.

The research broke down its aims into the following key questions:

  • What forms of evidence do social workers draw on in practice?
  • How do social workers understand and draw upon knowledge evidence?
  • What conditions (such as skills, training, values and organisational culture) support good practice in the use of evidence to inform practice?

For more information on this project see the project web page.

Documents

Gordon, J., Cooper, B., Dumbleton, S. (2009) How do social workers use evidence in practice. Final project report. PBPL paper 34 Gordon, J., Cooper, B., Dumbleton, S. (2009) How do social workers use evidence in practice. Final project report. PBPL paper 34

Date added

11th Nov 2009