Reflections on navigating the PhD journey as a social work practitioner

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dc.contributor.author Lotty, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-16T08:37:49Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-16T08:37:49Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Lotty, M. (2020) 'Reflections on navigating the PhD journey as a social work practitioner', Qualitative Social Work, doi: 10.1177/1473325020921926 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 15 en
dc.identifier.issn 1473-3250
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9834
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1473325020921926
dc.description.abstract Practitioners who undertake PhDs find themselves in a unique research position. They have a dual role of being a researcher, as doctoral candidate and also a practitioner. This paper describes my reflections on the journey of doing a PhD as an experienced social work practitioner. Firstly, I describe my study which designed, developed and evaluated a psychoeducational intervention for foster carers in Ireland. Then, I discuss my reflections on my position in the research and how I theoretically framed my study in a pragmatist approach. I discuss the challenges I experienced as a practitioner and doctoral candidate. I conclude that my position as a practitioner and doctoral candidate was likely to have enhanced my research and the contribution it has made to social work practice. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.relation.uri https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/H3A833ZNNY72EU67FNSQ/full
dc.rights © 2020 the author. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications. en
dc.subject PhD journey en
dc.subject Doctoral candidate en
dc.subject Practitioner-researcher en
dc.subject Positionality en
dc.subject Reflexivity en
dc.subject Pragmatist approach en
dc.title Reflections on navigating the PhD journey as a social work practitioner en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Maria Lotty, Applied Social Studies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: maria.lotty@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 515248871
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Qualitative Social Work en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress maria.lotty@ucc.ie en
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dc.identifier.eissn 1741-3117


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