عنوان مقاله [English]
The continuity and development of any science depends on the research that is done in that field. Stagnation in research in a scientific field paves the way for stagnation in that field of knowledge, and dynamism in research guarantees the development of that science and the growth of its scholars. Therefore, in order to be aware of the position of a scientific discipline in the current situation, what process it has gone through so far and what is its perspective, it needs to do some Internal analysis. To achieve this, the sum of research conducted in a scientific field should be recognized as the subject or domain for an independent critical research. The present research is an attempt has been made to critically examine the academic research conducted in the field of social work in Iran during five decades of the research life of this field. However, in conducting such research, not only these considerations have been satisfied, but also a redoubled effort has been made to investigate the thematic relationship of the laws passed with this discipline in the framework of an institutional relationship. Quantitative content analysis method has been used to examine both areas. In applying this method, 645 academic researches and 169 legal documents have been used as valid sources of data collection. Among the findings of this study, we can mention the relationship between the institution of science and the institution of legislation, which has experienced convergences and divergences during the period under review.