Research mindedness


Being research minded has become an essential skill for students and practitioners in social work and social care. The ability to assess and use research to inform your work helps to ensure that those you work with get the best provision possible. For social work students and practitioners, research mindedness is integral to demonstrating the ways that your knowledge and practice are integrated and built into the Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF) and other forms of professional appraisal.

This learning resource has been developed to allow you to get a quick overview of research mindedness, and also to explore the topic in more depth. For the quick overview, read the entry page in each section. You can then explore as required by reading further into the themed sections.

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