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SOCWK 5230 Research Informed Practice

3 hours


In this generalist course students will be provided an introduction and overview of research methods used in generalist social work practice. Course content includes both quantitative and qualitative methods and emphasizes critiquing research methodologies, including data collection, sampling and analysis. Students will engage in a single-subject design study where they will identify and implement an intervention and evaluate its outcomes for practice effectiveness. Students will explore ethical considerations in research as practice and the application of evidence-based practice to improve policy and social service delivery.

Prerequisite(s): SOCWK 5000 History of Social Work, SOCWK 5100 Privilege and Oppression.

Pre or corequisite(s): SOCWK 5010 Human Behavior in Social Environment.