I managed to get completely the wrong end of the stick about this session when I read the conference programme and thought it was about enabling others to do research. How wrong I was! I had about a minute of ‘fight or flight’ when I realised but stuck it out and came away with a full-formed research idea of my own!
I = interests, issue, idea
D = develop, discuss, define (scope and boundaries)
E = engage, elaborate, enact
A = apply, advocate, advertise
S = skills
IDEA: A piece of research on the information-seeking habits of social workers.
Why do some social workers use research in their work and actively engage in evidence-based practice? Why do others feel they don’t need to use EBP? Do they define it in a different way e.g. professional experience, gut instinct, observations, etc.