ABSTRACT

Constructivist research is an intensely personal, introspective experience that provides a fit between the science and art of inquiry and the goals and values of social work. A social work inquirer in a well-managed constructivist inquiry should never experience a lack of fit between social work values and the research question, the people, the process, and the interpretations that result from the co-construction product. There should be a congruence in the effort of sensemaking that is generally only felt during a well-targeted clinical intervention.