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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


This paper is intended to present and discuss the emergent research program on social work in rural areas at the WVU School of Social Work, It also outlines a program of future research, and attempts to do that by outlining a research focus that is small scale, cost conscious, practice oriented and designed to place social work at its core. Finally, the intent is to suggest a clear and enduring linkages between what social work research and social work practice in rural areas.

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Paper presented at the Fifth National Conference on Social Work in Rural Areas, Burlington VT, July 27-30, 1980.



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