Re-Search Methods in Social Work

Linking Ways of Knowing to Knowledge Creation

By Kimberly A. Calderwood, Marina Morgenshtern, Kathleen E. Absolon (Minogiizhigokwe)


Written from a critical theory, de-colonizing, and transformative lens, Re-Search Methods in Social Work: Linking Ways of Knowing to Knowledge Creation brings together in one space an introduction to four worldviews that inform what we call knowledge gathering, knowledge construction, knowledge co-creation, or re-search (depending on the worldview). This text presents a broad range of methods that are commonly used to inform social work practice across Turtle Island/Kanata/Canada, including the steps from inception to knowledge mobilization that are typically followed to acquire knowledge across Indigenous, (post)positivist, interpretivist, and transformative worldviews.

This engaging text features reader-friendly language; integrated authorship that spans the four worldviews; discussions of various challenges, strengths, and limitations in bringing together multiple ways of knowing and associated methods; chapter learning outcomes; and discussion questions. With a focus on anti-oppressive practice, social justice, social action, collaboration, and inclusion, Re-Search Methods in Social Work is essential for college and university social work courses, and for social work practitioner-researchers across Turtle Island/Kanata/Canada who are interested in opening their mind to a more wholistic and respectful way of engaging in dialogue about and advancing knowledge that leads to social change.



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