Overcoming MSW students' reluctance to engage in research

Jeanette Harder

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

42 Scopus citations


Social work students are typically reluctant to engage in research. The research partnership model takes a service-learning approach, allowing students to work with data from a community agency and resulting in a final paper with all the sections of an empirical journal article. Use of this model in teaching social work research enhances student motivation, learning, and skills through hands-on activities within an authentic context, and by using group support with individual accountability, structured and incremental learning opportunities, and teaching from a strengths-based perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-209
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Teaching in Social Work
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Incremental learning
  • Service-learning
  • Teaching research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science


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