SOW 5470: Principles of Social Work Research and Theory: Academic Immersion
Course Description for Principles of Social Work Research and Theory: Academic Immersion
Principles of Social Work Research and Theory: Academic Immersion
Co-Requisite: SOW 5307
Description: This course is designed to prepare students to become effective consumers and producers of research, and to evaluate their own practice using a sound foundation of research and theoretical principles. Students will learn to read, critically evaluate, and appraise the research of others and to select interventions that are based on evidence and theoretical underpinnings. Within this process, the following will be covered: the scientific method for building knowledge for social work practice, ethical standards for scientific inquiry, qualitative and quantitative research methodology, and the review and utilization of research findings. This course also emphasizes theories and strategies for advanced generalist practice such as person-in-environment/ecological approaches, problem-solving approaches, systems and developmental theories and their application to research and practice.