Networking practitioner research: synthesising the state of the ‘art'

Neil T. Lunt, Knud Ramian, Ian Shaw, Christa Fouché, Fiona Mitchell

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to examine what we know about the experience and outcomes of networked initiatives aimed at facilitating practitioner research. We outline the roles and significance of practitioner research within social work; review emerging understanding of practitioner research network initiatives; and draw conclusions from a comparative analysis of three such initiatives in Auckland, New Zealand, Arhus County, Denmark, and across Scotland. We consider the nature and challenges of practitioner research and a number of responses to how such work should be formulated and conducted. Central to our argument is an empirically informed consideration—from our separate and shared experiences—of how well networks enhance the process and consequences, and art and craft, of such research projects.
LanguageEnglish
Pages185-203
Number of pages18
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Work
Volume15
Issue number2
Early online date15 Sep 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • practitioner research
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Lunt, Neil T. ; Ramian, Knud ; Shaw, Ian ; Fouché, Christa ; Mitchell, Fiona. / Networking practitioner research : synthesising the state of the ‘art'. In: European Journal of Social Work. 2012 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 185-203.
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