Social work and political economy;
Yes, social workers do research too. When people hear social work, most people often think to work with children or youth and working one on one with those in need. While yes, that is a large part of the profession, another aspect is critiquing and researching policies, programs, and systems that affect those facing barriers from the ‘macro’ level. – This stuff is my jam! It’s important that our field is constantly conducting and evaluating current research as well as policies and programs to improve these services and systems for those in need.
I am situated in the humanities, so for all my science peeps I am sorry but that is the main focus for this blog but I hope you can still find some of the other tools useful and will hopefully be bringing in some guest writers to speak about experiences in other fields.