Scientific Writing and Publishing in Social Work

Ponnuswami, Ilango, Francis, Abraham F., and Harris, Nonie (2013) Scientific Writing and Publishing in Social Work. Niruta Publications, Bangalore, India.

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Scientific Writing and Publishing in Social Work is an edited book arising from an intensive Three Day Residential Scientific Writing and Publication Workshop jointly organized by the Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu and the Department of Social Work and Human Services, James Cook University, Australia during January 2013 at KKID, Coimbatore. This book is largely a collection of research papers from participant social work researchers with additional contributions from Australian and Indian social work students, academics and practitioners. This book offers a cross national cultural perspective in writing about social work research. It is an outcome of a productive collaborative research partnership which focused on mentoring students at the beginning of their research careers.

The values of social justice and human rights connect the writings of these research scholars as they explore, with a new lens, a range of social issues such as child abuse, women's issues, prisoners' rehabilitation, adolescents' resilience, mental health, domestic violence, life skills education, disability, addiction and, more generally, frameworks for research and practice.

Research Statement

Research Background As a visiting scholar of The Cairns Institute, Professor Ilango Ponnuswami from Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India had the opportunity in 2012 to work and collaborate with staff of the Institute as well as social work academics of James Cook University (JCU) in North Queensland, Australia. These collaborations led to recognition that many of the challenges and dilemmas of scientific writing and publication were relevant to both the Indian and Australian contexts and that a meaningful cross-national collaboration would potentially enrich the learning experiences of students and staff in both locations. Subsequently the editors of this book, Professor Ponnuswami, and Dr Francis and Dr Harris from JCU, conducted a three day residential Scientific Writing and Publication Workshop (in January 2013), for social work faculty members and research scholars, at the Karl Kubel Institute of Development Education (KKID) in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. This book is a tangible outcome of this 2012 international, academic collaboration and, most importantly, is the result of the KKID participants’ scientific writing endeavors begun at the 2013 workshop in Coimbatore.
Item ID: 30042
Item Type: Book (Edited)
ISBN: 978-81-923326-2-8
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 07:03
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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