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Braganza, Morgan; Akesson, Bree; Rothwell, David – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
Grounded theory is a popular methodological approach in social work research, especially by doctoral students conducting qualitative research. The approach, however, is not always used consistently or as originally designed, compromising the quality of the research. The aim of the current study is to assess the quality of recent Canadian social…
Descriptors: Social Work, Doctoral Dissertations, Grounded Theory, Qualitative Research
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Rothwell, David W.; Lach, Lucyana; Blumenthal, Anne; Akesson, Bree – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
The first social work doctoral program in Canada began in 1952. Relatively recently, the number of programs has grown rapidly, doubling in the past 10 years to 14 programs. Despite the expansion there is no systematic understanding of the patterns and trends in doctoral research. In this study we review 248 publicly available dissertations from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Dissertations, Social Work, Educational Practices