Chapter One: Beginning a research project

For many students, designing a research project is an opportunity to explore a social problem that interests them.  There is wide variety of social work research questions that can be addressed with research projects.  At the beginning a question looms large: what research topic should you choose?

Chapter outline

  • 1.1 Getting started
  • 1.2 Sources of information
  • 1.3 Finding literature

Content advisory

This chapter discusses or mentions the following topics: racism and hate groups, racial disparities in schools, police violence, substance abuse, and mental health.


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