Decision-making and social work in Scotland: the role of evidence and practice wisdom

Report that presents the results of a small qualitative study undertaken between February and March 2011. It considers the role of evidence in decision making around risk in social work and what affects this process.

The research aims to shed light on the relationship between evidence and practice wisdom (as an evidence type or integrating vehicle) or professional judgement, and how this relationship shapes decision making.

Author: 
Emma Collins
Author: 
Ellen Daly
Publisher: 
Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)
Published: 
2011
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