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Generative mechanisms in social work practice: how they differ from other types of mechanisms
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
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The focus of my presentation is generative mechanisms, a basic concept and phenomenon within the meta-theoretical perspective of critical realism. Briefly, a generative mechanism is as a trans-empirical but real existing entity, making events occur. Mechanisms are mostly possible to grasp only indirectly by analytical work (theory building), based however on empirical observations. More specifically I will concentrate on generative mechanisms in social work practice, and how they differ from other types of generative mechanisms.

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critical realism, generative mechanisms, social work
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-67862OAI: diva2:614505
The 3rd European Conference for Social Work Research 20-22 March 2013, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
Available from: 2013-04-04 Created: 2013-04-04 Last updated: 2013-06-03Bibliographically approved

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