Qualitative Social Work

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Qualitative Social Work  
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
Qual. Soc. Work
Discipline Social Work
Language English
Edited by Roy Ruckdeschel, Ian Shaw
Publication details
Publication history
March 2002-Present
ISSN 1473-3250
OCLC no. 609948399

Qualitative Social Work is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers four times a year in the field of Social Work. The journal's editors are Roy Ruckdeschel (Saint Louis University) and Ian Shaw (University of York). It has been in publication since 2002 and is currently published by SAGE Publications.


Qualitative Social Work is primarily aimed at those interested in qualitative research and evaluation and in qualitative approaches to practice. The journal provides a forum for debate on the nature of reflective inquiry and practice, emerging applications of critical realism in social work, the potential of social constructionist and narrative approaches to research and practice.

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