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Sections on “Data-Mining” and “International Social Work Research” added. Bibliography updated to reflect recent research.

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date: 24 October 2018

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This entry reviews the state of social work research from the appearance of the social work research overview in the previous encyclopedia to the early 2010s. Social work research is defined, and its purposes, contents, training, location, and auspices are briefly discussed. Continuing issues and developments, as well as the emerging developments of evidence-based practice, practice-based research, cultural competence, and international social work research, are featured.

Keywords: Evidence-Based Practice, Generalizability, International Social Work Research, Practice-Based Research, Social Work Research

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