Qualitative Social Work

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Qualitative Social Work
DisciplineSocial Work
Edited byLissette Piedra, Lisa Morriss
Publication details
HistoryMarch 2002-Present
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Qual. Soc. Work
OCLC no.609948399

Qualitative Social Work is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes papers six times a year in the field of social work. The journal's founding editors were Roy Ruckdeschel (Saint Louis University) and Ian Shaw (University of York). The current co-editors are Lissette Piedra (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) and Lisa Morriss (Lancaster University). The journal 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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