Using Evidence in Social Work Practice: Behavioral Perspectives by Harold Briggs

Using Evidence in Social Work Practice: Behavioral Perspectives

EditorHarold Briggs, Tina Rzepnicki

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This important anthology reinforces the value of evidence-based practice. While the term evidence-based practice has only recently gained currency, it continues the social work tradition of applying scientific methods to practice.In their introductory chapter, the editors stress the vital need for practitioners to share their research and experience with colleagues. There is an overwhelming body of literature in the field and to use it to the best advantage it is essential to learn the skills of critical thinking. Theauthors help the reader to evaluate the many sources of information, realize that even empirical knowledge is subject to revision, and balance conflicting views in order to make reasonable choices appropriate for one's own practice.The scholars contributing to this work have helped shape the definition of contemporary social work practice. Their clear, concise chapters range from discussions about ethics, the nature of evidence, and the role of theory, through the addressing of widely varying, specific client problems, toselected issues that must be dealt with inside the social work system itself. Suitable for use in a variety of practice courses, this book will retain its value long after graduation as a source of helpful guidance and of lively discussion.

About The Author

Harold Briggs (University of Chicago, AM, University of Chicago, PhD) is professor in the school of social work at Portland State University. Tina Rzepnicki (University of Chicago, AM, University of Chicago, PhD) is professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.
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Title:Using Evidence in Social Work Practice: Behavioral PerspectivesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:June 15, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190615729

ISBN - 13:9780190615727

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"Using Evidence in Social Work Practice is a first-rate textbook. It introduces students to the notion of evidence in social work practice, and it links evidence-based practice to the traditions of critical thinking and scientific methods in social work. The text is a welcome addition to thesocial work literature." --Meredith Hanson, Fordham University