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Naturalistic Inquiry: An Alternative Model for Social Work Assessment
Mary K. Rodwell
Social Service Review
Vol. 61, No. 2 (Jun., 1987), pp. 231-246
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30011883
Page Count: 16
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This study examines the different approaches to social work assessment, focusing on the consistent theme of dissatisfaction with available assessment technology. Recognizing the apparent limits of the current assessment models, it is suggested that the expectation should not be of a conceptually unified synthesis in assessment. Rather the insight and understanding required to implement the problem-solving approach in all social work methods might best be achieved through assessment that is grounded in naturalistic assumptions. The assumptions underlying naturalistic inquiry are identified, and suggestions are provided for developing an alternative model of assessment based on those assumptions.
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