Serviço Social & Sociedade
versão impressa ISSN 0101-6628
MORAES, Carlos Antônio de Souza; JUNCA, Denise Chrysóstomo de Moura e SANTOS, Katarine de Sá. What for, for whom, how? Some daily challenges of the research in Social Services . Serv. Soc. Soc. [online]. 2010, n.103, pp. 433-452. ISSN 0101-6628. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-66282010000300003.
What for, for whom and how do we research? These are the central issues of this article. Its purpose is to discuss challenges found in the daily research and to present some tools to conduct this process in the context of professional training in Social Services. We support the recognition of conducting research as a strategy for knowledge and action and thus as the constitutive dimension of the social worker's job. We point out that the discoveries in the field of knowledge are as important as the social intervention strategies that are related to such discoveries.
Palavras-chave : Research; Professional practice; Social Services.