International Social Work Research: Issues and Prospects

Paperback | August 16, 2006

byTony Tripodi, Miriam Potocky-Tripodi

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With the constant exchange of international information now a permanent condition in the world, social work scholars and students must be sensitive to the need for knowledge sharing between countries as well as to issues involved in obtaining and utilizing international knowledge. Yet untilnow, no book has juxtaposed these two growing streams of emphasis. In this clearly written volume, Tony Tripodi and Miriam Potocky-Tripodi fill that gap, presenting readers with the many prospects and great potential for international social work research.The authors establish three discrete varieties of research supra-national, intra-national, and trans-national and explore a wealth of issues and examples within each. The easy-to-follow format helps readers learn how to define and distinguish each kind of research, then provides actualapplications of all three. Examples draw on research from the world over, and range from microcredit programs in India to migrant aid in Nicaragua to adoptees in Romania. These unique features make it an ideal sequel to basic research texts in social work and supplement to texts on internationalsocial work, but also an attractive addition to any faculty researchers bookshelf.

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With the constant exchange of international information now a permanent condition in the world, social work scholars and students must be sensitive to the need for knowledge sharing between countries as well as to issues involved in obtaining and utilizing international knowledge. Yet untilnow, no book has juxtaposed these two growing...

Tony Tripodi is at Ohio State University (Emeritus). Miriam Potocky-Tripodi is at Florida International University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:August 16, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195187261

ISBN - 13:9780195187267

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1. Introduction: What is International Social Work Research?2. Supra-National Research3. Issues and Examples of Supra-National Research4. Intra-National Research5. Issues and Examples of Intra-National Research6. Trans-National Research7. Issues and Examples of Trans-National Research8. Summary

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"This 'first of its kind' book makes a major contribution to the literature on social work research. The authors show how social works knowledge base can be informed by international research and how this, in turn, enhances practice effectiveness. The book is well-written, comprehensive,interesting and informative. Tripodi and Potocky-Tripodi are to be congratulated on their pioneering contribution to the field."--James Midgley, Specht Professor and Dean, School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley