Abstract: (Withdrawn) Common Ground: Examining Commonalities Among Frameworks Designed to Increase DEI in Social Work Research (Society for Social Work and Research 27th Annual Conference - Social Work Science and Complex Problems: Battling Inequities + Building Solutions)

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(Withdrawn) Common Ground: Examining Commonalities Among Frameworks Designed to Increase DEI in Social Work Research

Sunday, January 15, 2023
North Mountain, 2nd Level (Sheraton Phoenix Downtown)
* noted as presenting author
Nicole Ransom, LCSW, Mental Health Counselor, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
Daniel VĂ©lez Ortiz, PhD, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Though many social work scholars embed anti-racism, anti-oppressive practices (AOP) and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into their research projects; explicit guidelines for students and junior scholars are few. Following inclusion and exclusion criteria, this project examined four social work research frameworks that guide the inclusion of DEI and/or AOP into social work research planning and dissemination. The Frameworks include the CRT Framework, the Anti-Oppressive Research Framework, the Trauma Informed and Social Justice Research Framework, and the Intersectionality Framework. Due to conceptual overlap, frameworks that included a combination of existing frameworks or the addition of new concepts to existing frameworks were excluded from the examination but are discussed in the literature review. Frameworks were analyzed using a thematic analysis. Results suggest several components are needed to ensure the inclusion of DEI and AOP in qualitative and quantitative social work research projects. The following themes emerged: critical self-reflection, centering the needs of the study population and participants, examination of power, mitigation of power, improving the lives of the population studied, and accountability. Common tenants of the aforementioned frameworks were combined with a cultural humility framework to form a blended model, The Values Based Research Guide. We apply this guide to each stage of a forthcoming research project as an example of its potential use. Questions are posed to generate further discussion of the dissemination of clear guidelines for the infusion of values based ethics (such as social justice and anti-racism) into quantitative and qualitative social work research.