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Epistemic practices in social work: hear me out

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Epistemic practices in social work : hear me out. / Kelly, Emma.

Lancaster University, 2019. 338 p.

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Kelly, E. (2019). Epistemic practices in social work: hear me out. [Doctoral Thesis, Lancaster University]. Lancaster University. https://doi.org/10.17635/lancaster/thesis/786

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Kelly E. Epistemic practices in social work: hear me out. Lancaster University, 2019. 338 p. doi: 10.17635/lancaster/thesis/786

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Kelly, Emma. / Epistemic practices in social work : hear me out. Lancaster University, 2019. 338 p.

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