Sensitive subject matters: What determines vulnerability in Social Work research?
School of Social Work
College of Community and Public Service
Social and Behavioral Sciences
While research standards routinely discuss the protection of vulnerable populations, social work historically has emphasized populations-at-risk in the training of social work students. These terms do not necessarily refer to the same populations or mutually exclude each other. How do social work instructors assist students in topic selection for research endeavors and negotiate appropriate human subjects protections? What work should/ should not be completed in the social work research classroom? This paper explores the recent work of a student investigator that created new dynamics for one department and yielded further introspection about our own processes and examination into how other schools handle student research at the Masters level.
9th Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
Mulder, Cray and Tryc, Lindsay, "Sensitive subject matters: What determines vulnerability in Social Work research?" (2013). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 1115.
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