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By Heather D'Cruz

Written in an attractive and obtainable type, this publication bridges the distance among concept and truth via discussing various learn paradigms and putting them within the context social paintings. It additionally discusses the political and moral contexts which are intrinsic to social paintings perform.

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Some gaps will be explicit in the reported studies, a statement concerning acknowledged limitations of a project or proposed areas for future research. However, the gaps will also be a consequence of inbuilt factors that are frequently left implicit, such as the perspectives from which a research question has been framed, the methodologies that have informed how the research has been conducted or the extent to which participants have been involved in shaping the research. It should be apparent from this that a literature review is very different to an annotated bibliography.

Qxd 3/24/04 12:52 PM Page 44 44 Social Work Research Fook then provides a set of questions that she has found helpful ‘in stimulating a critical analysis’ of her work. • What main themes and patterns emerge from my account? • Try to differentiate thoughts, feelings, actions, intentions and interpretations. How are they connected? • What interpretations or explanations did I make and whose interpretations are they? How did my interpretations influence the situation? How did I personally influence the situation?

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