Research and Research Methods for Youth Practitioners

Research and Research Methods for Youth Practitioners

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Rigorous research is crucial to effective work with young people and increasingly youth practitioners need to be able to develop, review and evidence their work using a variety of research and assessment tools. This text equips students and practitioners with a thorough understanding of research design, practice and dissemination, as well as approaches to evidence-based practice. A clear practice framework informs the book, outlining the significance of research to youth work, especially in relation to designing and developing services for young people. Research and Research Methods for Youth Practitioners: Analyses the research/practitioner role Explores the ethical context of research in youth work Offers a thorough analysis of key methodological questions in research in practice Provides a guide to data collection and analysis Presents five principal research strategies for youth work: ethnographic work and visual methods; interviewing and evaluation; surveys and evaluation; the use of secondary data and documentary analysis; and researching virtual and online settings Discusses the implications of research for work with young people as well as its dissemination. Written by experienced researchers and practitioner-researchers, each chapter in this accessible textbook includes an overview, a critical discussion of the pros and cons of the particular method or approach, a case study, a practice-based task, a summary and suggestions for further reading. This textbook is invaluable for student and practising youth workers. It is also a useful reference for other practitioners working with young people.However, my reliance on the main interface raises a key methodological issue: namely, whether what is a#39;saida#39; online is a#39;publica#39; or the a#39;propertya#39; of ... Conversations in Runescape occur through text-based interaction that is a#39;the essential and most common element of virtual ... stick to a particular server, it is easy to build up in-game relationships with other players simply because I encounter them daily.

Title:Research and Research Methods for Youth Practitioners
Author:Simon Bradford, Fin Cullen
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-07-03


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