Science and Social Work: A Critical Appraisal [NOOK Book]

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare

This is a landmark book in the history of the relationship of social work research, as a science, and social work practice.

Journal of Social Service Research
[Kirk and Reid's] thoughtful new treatise is a significant contribution to the history of ideas in social work...well written, engaging... Science and Social Work should be required reading for graduate social work students and those of us who, by dint of age, do not have the long view of social work acquired by these two prominent scholars.

— Matthew O. Howard, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University

Social Thought

Kirk and Reid offer a clear eyed, empathic, yet sobering history, analysis and evaluation... of social work's failure to vigorously engage in the process of developing theories of practice and effective interventions.

Journal of Social Service Research - Matthew O. Howard

[Kirk and Reid's] thoughtful new treatise is a significant contribution to the history of ideas in social work...well written, engaging... Science and Social Work should be required reading for graduate social work students and those of us who, by dint of age, do not have the long view of social work acquired by these two prominent scholars.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231529235
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 4/6/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author


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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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 Knowledge, Science, and the Profession of Social Work 1
2 Science and Social Work: A Historical Perspective 26
3 Client Problems as Organizing Foci for Knowledge 51
4 The Scientific Model in Practice: The 1960s and Beyond 77
5 Engineering Social Work Intervention 95
6 Computer-Assisted Social Work Practice: The Promise of Technology 114
7 Research-Based Practice 151
8 Research Dissemination and Utilization: Spreading the Word 168
9 Knowledge for Practice: Issues and Challenges 202
References 221
Name Index 249
Subject Index 257
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