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Science and social work : a critical approach

Author: Stuart A Kirk; William James Reid
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Historically, there have been two main approaches to the proper role and function of science in social work. This work presents a balanced appraisal, demonstrating how the fruits of scientific  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart A Kirk; William James Reid
ISBN: 0231118244 9780231118248 0231118252 9780231118255
OCLC Number: 977954961
Description: xi, 269 pages
Contents: 1. Knowledge, Science, and the Profession of Social Work 2. Science and Social Work: A Historical Perspective 3. Client Problems as Organizing Foci for Knowledge 4. The Scientific Model in Practice: The 1960s and Beyond 5. Engineering Social Work Intervention 6. Computer-Assisted Social Work Practice: The Promise of Technology, by Stuart Kirk, William Reid, and Carrie Petrucci 7. Research-Based Practice 8. Research Dissemination and Utilization: Spreading the Word 9. Knowledge for Practice: Issues and Challenges
Responsibility: Stuart A. Kirk and William J. Reid.

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This is a landmark book in the history of the relationship of social work research, as a science, and social work practice. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare [Kirk and Reid's] thoughtful new Read more...

 
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