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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231118255
ISBN-10: 0231118252
Format: Paperback
(152mm x 226mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stuart A. Kirk

Stuart A. Kirk is Marjorie Crump Professor and chair of the Ph.D. program of the Department of Social Welfare, School of Public Policy and Social Research at UCLA. William J. Reid is Distinguished Professor of Social Welfare at the State University of New York at Albany.

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