Science and Social Work

A Critical Appraisal
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Original Publish Date: Jan 02, 2002
Product Number: EB00640148
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780231529235
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Description

Science and Social Work is a critical appraisal of the strategies and methods that have been used to develop knowledge for social work practice. It identifies the major ways in which social workers have drawn upon scientific knowledge and techniques, placing each one in historical perspective by explaining the nature of the problems it was designed to solve and the philosophical, political, and practical questions it raised. Kirk and Reid offer a balanced appraisal of the promises, accomplishments, and limits of such approaches, demonstrating how the fruits of scientific research can aid clinical practice with individuals, families and groups.

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