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ERIC Number: EJ1144220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
What's Epistemology Got to Do with It?
Caputo, Richard K.
Research on Social Work Practice, v27 n4 p503-507 Jul 2017
Feminist standpoint epistemology is neither a necessary nor a sufficient starting point for social work intervention research. Contemporary social scientists readily grapple with cultural, political, and/or structural aspects of social problems either in the absence of or in conjunction with an explicitly formulated feminist standpoint epistemology. The article also argues against "privileging" any group's voice for purposes of social work intervention research, including the voices of marginalized and oppressed groups whose judgments, perceptions, and statement of facts are as prone to error or likely to be as mistaken as anyone else's.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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