Problem Solving in Social Work Practice: Implications for Knowledge Utilization

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    An examination of the way in which social workers use knowledge suggests an instrumental approach to knowledge use. This approach has important implications for moving the profession toward greater accountability in the practice of social work. Unless educators can motivate practitioners to change the way in which they ask questions and make predictions, it is unlikely that practitioners will use scientific information in their problem-solving processes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)306-318
    Number of pages13
    JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Jul 1991

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Sociology and Political Science
    • Psychology(all)


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