Course Description for Methods of Social Work Research
Methods of Social Work Research
Description: This course examines quantitative and qualitative research methods in an effort to equip students with the knowledge, ethics, and skills to utilize research to inform social work practice. Research literature will be considered to distinguish and critique the utility of research design, sampling, and measurement strategies to evaluate social work services. Emphasis will be placed upon scientific and analytic approaches to building knowledge and skills, including: the role of concepts and theory, hypothesis formulation, operationalization, research design, data collection, data processing, statistical analysis, computer skills, and report writing.