The society for social work and research at 10 years of age and counting: An idea whose time had come

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Abstract

Since its founding in 1994, the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) has grown dramatically, in large part because of its annual conference featuring the best in social work research. SSWR's growth has also given rise to an appreciation for greater diversity in methods. Although disparities in research infrastructure (and procurement of funding) persist, SSWR continually seeks ways to provide training and support to help level the playing field. As SSWR begins a second decade, the board will embark on a strategic planning agenda dedicated to building on and expanding organizational strengths. These include the promotion of rigorous practice-relevant research at SSWR's annual conference, support for doctoral students and early career scholars, strong advocacy for expanded research funding and training opportunities, and productive partnerships with other professional organizations. SSWR was foundedas an idea whose time had come, and its relevance continues to grow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-7
Number of pages5
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005

Keywords

  • Research funding and training
  • Research infrastructure
  • Research methods
  • Social work research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Psychology(all)

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