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ERIC Number: EJ821385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Thoughts on the Use of Knowledge in Social Work Practice
Cnaan, Ram A.; Dichter, Melissa E.
Research on Social Work Practice, v18 n4 p278-284 2008
The quest for making social work a discipline based entirely on empirical research findings is not new. In this article, the authors briefly review the field of social work in the United States during the past 100 years and discuss how the quest for the status of a profession forced the emphasis on empirical research. However, the authors claim that now and in the past, social work is a most complex field and that many of its basic ingredients are inherently difficult to study. They conclude this article, with a call for social work to continue stressing the "science" side by enhancing careful evidence-based practice, does not hamper the field from evolving and from practitioners using the "art" side of social care.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States