No social work is free from science. The ambiguous implications of these words permeate this book.
Is social work a science? I believe for various reasons that will surface throughout the book that this is an unhelpful question. It may be helpful to some degree to say that social work is a science-based occupation. Brante concludes: “A profession obtains its status from a central base, that it is a truth regime. Because of its scientific base, a profession is the ultimate link to ‘truth’; there is no higher authority. This and only this is what makes professions unique” (2011, 19). But this is some way from saying that social work as such is a science. This book is called ...
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