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Educators or Researchers? Barriers and Facilitators to Undertaking Research among UK Social Work Academics

Moriarty, Joanna, Manthorpe, Jill, Stevens, Martin, Hussein, Shereen (2015) Educators or Researchers? Barriers and Facilitators to Undertaking Research among UK Social Work Academics. British Journal of Social Work, 45 (6). pp. 1659-1677. ISSN 0045-3102. (doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcu077) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

There is evidence that variable access to training, support mechanisms and resources limits social work research capacity. A survey circulated to UK social work academics in 2008 was completed by 249 respondents (response rate 33 per cent). A sub-sample of twenty-nine respondents was selected for follow-up telephone interview. Both interview and survey data revealed respondents' enthusiasm for undertaking research but highlighted the practical difficulties they faced in terms of relief from teaching responsibilities; access to research funding; and a comparatively limited infrastructure for social work research. Suggestions for improvements included assistance with developing and submitting bids, mentoring, and greater access to research and practice networks.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/bjsw/bcu077
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1093/bjsw/bcu077 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - British Journal of Social Work [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Social Work, Higher education, Research involvement, Research networks, Survey
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68317 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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