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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Applying a Human Rights Approach to Social Work Research and Evaluation: A Rights Research Manifesto

ISBN13: 9783319260341
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Paperback
Price: £37.99

This brief introduces a human rights approach to social work research and evaluation, compares it to traditional research approaches, and explains how to apply it in real world social work research. The author draws from a human rights framework that incorporates dignity and respect for all persons, the universality and interrelatedness of rights (political, civil, social, economic, and cultural), nondiscrimination, participation, accountability, and transparency.

To advance a human rights approach, it introduces a rights-based model that accentuates the use of mixed methods and participatory research and evaluation. This brief aims to increase competencies in how to apply a rights based approach to research decision-making process from the formulation of research questions, research and practice design, and participatory action strategies that advance human rights.​ It is a call to action for social workers to forge a rights-based research agenda that fosters empowerment.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Social Work
Understanding and Applying a Human Rights Framework
Research and Evaluation that Makes a Difference
Informed Decision-Making, Multiple Perspectives, Approaches, and Methods
Social Contexts, Meaningful Participation, Relational Communication
Holistic Analysis, Discerning Meaning from Narrative and Numeric Data
Thoughtful Sharing (Dissemination) and Action.