Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
Note that unless indicated otherwise ALL texts are available online. This list has been compiled and annotated by David Saltiel, the current module leader.
Aveyard, H & Sharp P. 2017. A beginner’s guide to Evidence Based Practice in health and social care. London: OU Press
Becker, S. Bryman, A and Ferguson, H (eds). 2012. Understanding Research for Social Policy and Social Work: Themes, Methods and Approaches Bristol: The Policy Press. Very accessible with short, readable chapters
Bryman, A. 2016. Social Research Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press. A classic text on social research that has been through many editions.
Carey, M. 2009. The Social Work Dissertation: using small-scale qualitative methodology. Maidenhead: Open University Press. Written as a guide to doing research with clear sections on different methods
Carey, M. 2012. Qualitative Research Skills for social work. Farnham: Ashgate
Denscombe, M. 2010. The Good Research Guide. Maidenhead: Open University Press. A text I've often recommended to students for its clear chapters on different methods
Mason, J. 2018. Qualitative Researching. London: Sage. Another classic text on social research that I've often found useful in my own research
Mathews, I & Crawford, K. 2011. Evidence Based Practice in Social Work. Exeter: Learning Matters. Print only but worth looking at for its discussions on EBP
McLaughlin, H & Teater, B. 2017. Evidence-Informed Practice for Social Workers. London: Open University Press. Good discussions on what's meant by evidence-based and evidence-informed approaches
Orme, J & Shemmimgs, D. 2010. Developing Research Based social work practice. Basingstoke: Palgrave. Print only.
Teater, B et al. 2017. Quantitative Research Methods for Social Work: Making Social Work Count London: Palgrave. Some chapters available in pdf on Minerva in folder on previous module resources
Webber, M. 2008. Evidence-Based Policy and Practice in Mental Health Social Work. London: Sage. Available online: more recent editions available print only. The focus is on metal health but the methods discussed apply to all social research
Webber, M. ed. 2015. Applying Research Evidence in Social Work Practice London: Palgrave. Good discussions about research in different social work settings and on how useful research is for practice
Whittaker, A. 2011. Research Skills for Social Work. London: Sage
This list was last updated on 10/03/2022