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Writing an article from your thesis

Liz Beddoe In recent issues of the Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work journal several social work master’s by research graduates have published from their thesis. Here are several examples: Kerri Cleaver on policy changes for state care leaving provisions: read … Continue reading

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Writing articles from your thesis

Writing articles from your thesis makes sense in so many ways: sharing findings, contributing to social work scholarship, ethical responsibility to your participants and other stakeholders. But a thesis can seem unwieldy when considering writing a 6000 word journal article. … Continue reading

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Why publish from your MSW Thesis?

I want to start with a quote from the work of Lorraine Muller PhD, an Indigenous Australian researcher who explains the importance of sharing the knowledge you have gained through conducting research. Circular learning reflects the responsibility to knowledge. Knowledge … Continue reading

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Ok maybe I will write it up for the journal!

“Much of the advocacy task of social work is in translating events and action and needs into the right language for the audience. So it’s all about making those connections. With writing, I struggled with the tension between using the … Continue reading

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‘Doing a poster presentation at a conference’

Conferences almost always have more abstracts submitted than can be successfully fitted into a programme. The programme is determined by the number of rooms available for concurrent session. The ‘scientific’ or “academic’ committee will often rank submissions if they feel … Continue reading

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How to write a great conference abstract and get picked!

An academic abstract can be likened to a miniature work of art. It is an academic promo for a larger academic production. Within the confines of only a few hundred words, a clearly written abstract affords a bird’s-eye view and … Continue reading

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‘Communicating social work’: Ideas for practitioners

“I have always been captured by the notion that social work is the “art of the possible” and as social workers our task is to create opportunity and hope in the midst of uncertainty. This is really a challenge to … Continue reading

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