Research for Change, by Jan Barnsley and Diana Ellis, from the
Vancouver Women's Research Collective might counterbalance the
dinosaur (Grinnell's Social Work Research and Evaluation). A more
modest corrective could be Rubin and Babbie's text (altho that is
U.S.) As I understand it, the issues social workers need researched
in order to do their work better cannot be addressed very well by
"objective" quantifiable methods alone.