Contemporary scholars who are critical of social work insist that its status is one of a semi-profession. Their assumption is contingent primarily upon an assumed lack of rigor and technological expertise. Social Work will be regarded as a legitimate profession if it adopts Evidence Based Practice. It entails the application of a series of scientific research procedures that are dictated by scientific evidence. By adopting EBP critics will be less able to challenge Social Work’s professional status.
Hall, Ronald E.
"Evidence-Based Practice as Social Work "Technology","
Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/ijass/vol8/iss1/4