Knowledge building and social work research: A critical perspective

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This article addresses efforts to build social work research in a manner consistent with good science and research. A critical perspective is applied to examine what does not work in building knowledge and how social work research can address factors that limit knowledge building. A critical perspective is imperative to social work knowledge building but this perspective has not been adequately understood and applied to the research enterprise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-324
Number of pages4
JournalResearch on Social Work Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2010


  • Critical perspective Research infrastructure and capacity building
  • Knowledge building
  • Social work research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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