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Social Work Science

Ian Shaw


What is the role of science in social work? Ian Shaw considers social work inventions, evidence-based practice, the history of scientific claims in social work practice, technology, and social work research methodology to demonstrate the significant role that scientific language and practice play in the complex world of social work. By treating science as a social action marked by the interplay of choice, activity, and constraints, Shaw links scientific and social work knowledge through the core themes of the nature of evidence, critical learning and understanding, justice, and the skilled eva ... More

Keywords: Science, social work, evidence-based practice, social work research methodology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231166409
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231166409.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Shaw, author
Aalborg University