Feb 01, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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SW 320 Social Work Research

3 credits

The ability to interpret and evaluate research methodologies is imperative in the field of social work.  The advancement of rigorous original research on social problems, intervention programs, and policies empowers the field of social work, and an understanding of current research in social work and other related professions allows the social worker to identify and project the needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities for intervention purposes.  This course introduces students to the research process; problem formulation and conceptualization; and such other research topics as measurement; design; inference; practice evaluation; sampling, alternative data gathering techniques; and analysis.  This course also examines the uses of research in social work and ethical issues relevant to the research process. 

Prerequisite(s): SW 100  and Math 102   or permission of instructor

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