Values and Principles Underpinning Asset Assessments


in Asset Assessments and Community Social Work Practice

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199735846
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199315864 | DOI:
Values and Principles Underpinning Asset Assessments

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This chapter makes explicit a set of social work values and principles in the hopes of helping the reader better understand the reasons for undertaking an asset assessment and why, as addressed later in this book, a particular selection of methods for carrying out this form of assessment has been chosen. In fact, research methods per se do not exist in isolation from a foundation of values and principles, regardless of the type of research being undertaken and how “professionally” done and well-intentioned. The fact that values rarely get addressed and do not get the attention they warrant raises important considerations in any effort to assess a community’s assets.

Keywords: importance of values; guiding asset assessments; asset assessment; community

Chapter.  6193 words.  Illustrated.

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