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Social Work Science$
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Ian Shaw

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231166409

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231166409.001.0001

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Doing Social Work Science

Doing Social Work Science

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(p.42) [2] Doing Social Work Science
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Social Work Science
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Ian Shaw

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231166409.003.0002

To speak of doing social work science raises “boundary” questions as to the relationship between science and other forms of knowledge and action. I preface sketches of some key examples with a brief reference to ideas of “action.” Personal knowledge (for example, experience and commonsense), art, political action and power, faith, and ideas of skill fill out this part of the chapter. I move on to think about doing social work science and, finally, doing good social work science.

Keywords:   kinds of knowledge, action, common sense, art, faith, power

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