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Group Work Research

Charles Garvin, Richard Tolman, and Mark Macgowan


This book takes the reader through all the phases of designing and implementing group work research. Chapter one begins with a history of research in group work including recent developments in evidence based group work practice. The various forces at play in developing good group work research are described along with the necessity of group work practitioners to be involved in the research process. The chapter concludes with a discussion of diversity issues in group work research. The second chapter deals with the formulation of research problems and gives examples of the many kinds of resear ... More

Keywords: research, group work, research design, social justice, group, social work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780195381542
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381542.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Garvin, author
Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan

Richard Tolman, author
Professor, University of Michigan

Mark Macgowan, author
Professor, School of Social Work, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work , Florida International University