Social Work Faculty Publications

Title

Exploring the Importance of Interpersonal Relationships in Social Work Research: Reclaiming the Kardia of Research in Social Wor

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2012

Journal Title

Social Work and Christianity

ISSN

0737-5778

Volume

39

Issue

3

First Page

294

Last Page

309

Abstract

This article presents our view of the role of interpersonal relationships in the research process and its primacy as a Biblical mandate for scholars who are Christians. We posit that developing meaningful relationships with stakeholders of our research is imperative in the quest to develop sustainable and translational research and to the advancement of evidence-informed social work practice. We also provide some practical advice for developing and enhancing the primacy and role of relationships in scholarship.

Keywords

Community engagement, evidence-based practice, relationship, research methodology, social work, translational research

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