The Initial Social Service Program at the Rockland State Hospital, April 1, 1949 - March 31, 1950
Nels Anderson and Eduard C. Lindeman wrote, "The imperative need of continuous fact-finding increases with the exigencies of modern society. The requirements of today demand exact methods and information. Every problem is studied in its own terms, and that is the work of experts. Thus, the increasing emphasis on research, beginning modestly among a few workers, has grown until it has become one of the primary concerns of social scientists, of social workers. The spirit of social inquiry has pervaded the field of social work, and, accordingly, more and more social workers are sharing the experience of research. The goal of all research is knowledge of whatever nature, in whatever setting, by whatever technique. This seeking of knowledge is the generic element in all research. Research in Social Work is a narrowing of this more general field, in that the primary knowledge sought is Social Work knowledge. "Social Work Research," writes William E. Gordon, chairman of the Social Work Research Group’s Committee on Research Function and Practice, "may be defined quite simply and traditionally, as research which contributes, or attempts to contribute to Social Work knowledge, organization and verification.
Social research|Social work
Treanor, Paul J., "The Initial Social Service Program at the Rockland State Hospital, April 1, 1949 - March 31, 1950" (1952). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557661.