social work researcher


Social work researchers manage research projects aiming to investigate and provide reports on social issues. They first perform research by gathering information through interviews, focus groups and questionnaires; followed by organising and analysing the gathered information using computer software packages. They analyse social problems and needs, and the different ways and techniques to respond to them.

Alternative label

  • social scientist

  • communities research worker

  • social work research assistant

  • social research interviewer

  • social research worker

  • social work research officer

  • social science researcher

  • social work research manager

Regulatory aspect

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