Methodological and conceptual limitations have resulted in knowledge being defined so narrowly that we accept the inaccurate conclusion that social workers fail to utilize knowledge. This article seeks to rectify this problem by clarifying the concept of knowledge utilization in social work practice. Toward this end a framework is proposed that makes explicit the philosophy of science and practice assumptions germane to the use of knowledge in practice.
LeCroy; Ashford, Jose B.; and Macht, Mary Wirtz
"A Framework for Analyzing Knowledge Utilization in Social Work Practice,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 16
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol16/iss1/2