Re-Search Methods in Social Work
Linking Ways of Knowing to Knowledge Creation
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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Table of Contents
Dedication, Acknowledgements, and Author Positioning
PART I Ways of Knowing within the Turtle Island/Kanata/Canadian Context
Chapter 1 Linking Ways of Knowing to Social Work
Chapter 2 Indigenous Re-Search and Knowledge Gathering
Chapter 3 Pre-Positivist, Positivist, and Post-Positivist Re-Search
Chapter 4 Interpretivist Knowledge Construction
Chapter 5 Transformative Knowledge Co-Creation
PART II Processes in Knowledge Creation
Chapter 6 Re-Search Processes across Worldviews Including Ethical Considerations
Chapter 7 Initial Steps in Knowledge Creation Processes
Chapter 8 Generating Involvement: Recruitment and Sampling
Chapter 9 Qualitative Speech- and Text-Based Methods
Chapter 10 Qualitative Arts-Based Methods
Chapter 11 Quantitative Methods
Chapter 12 Multimethods and Mixed Methods Designs
Chapter 13 Program Evaluation
PART III Analysis, Interpretation, Knowledge Mobilization, and Next Steps
Chapter 14 Qualitative Data Analysis and Interpretation
Chapter 15 Quantitative Data Analysis and Interpretation
Chapter 16 Knowledge Mobilization and Next Steps
Authors’ Closing Remarks
Dr. Kimberly A. Calderwood, Full Professor at Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, is a white, middle-aged woman, born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Marina Morgenshtern, Associate Professor at Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, is a white, Jewish, immigrant, middle-aged woman from the former Soviet Union and Israel.
Dr. Kathleen E. Absolon (Minogiizhigokwe), Professor in the Indigenous Field of Study, Master of Social Work program at Wilfrid Laurier University and Director of the Centre for Indigegogy, is Anishinaabekwe from Flying Post First Nation.
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