Understanding social work : an empirical approach /

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Author / Creator:Munro, Eileen, 1950-
Imprint:London ; Atlantic Highlands, NJ : Athlone Press, 1998.
Description:215 p. ; 23 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Social service -- United States -- Philosophy.
Social service -- United States -- Methodology.
Social service -- Research -- United States.
Social service -- Methodology.
Social service -- Philosophy.
Social service -- Research.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2959354
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ISBN:0485115212
0485121344 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [202]-212) and index.
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Summary:Grounding her argument in the modern debates of the philosophy of science, the author argues the case for a scientific approach to social work. In an attempt to counter social worker hostility to scientific method, she describes the changes in our understanding of scientific method and its applications to social work. She argues that while philosophical debates may seem remote to social workers, they already base most of their decisions in a philosophical viewpoint and therefore can benefit from a philosophical discussion of science and the ability it would give them to integrate science with their empathic skills. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Physical Description:215 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [202]-212) and index.
ISBN:0485115212
0485121344 (pbk.)