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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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Impacts and Influences

Impacts and Influences

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(p.243) [9] Impacts and Influences
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Social Work Science
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Ian Shaw

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231166409.003.0009

Following reflections on how scientists in social work and other fields have contemplated the challenge of contributing to the application of their work, I consider four questions: 1. How should we think about the uses and misuses of science in social work? 2. What should we make of the demands for the impact of science? 3. Are some forms of social work science less susceptible to influence than others? 4. What is the relationship between knowing and doing in social work science? I close the chapter, and the book, with a reminder of the limits of social work science.

Keywords:   Uses of science, Misuses of science, Limits of science, Applying science, Impacts, Social problems

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