2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 17, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SWK403: Research Methods I

3 Credit(s)
This course is the first of two required courses in research methods for majors. It is designed to introduce students to a broad range of research tools available to social workers for use in improving the effectiveness of their practice. Research Methods I examines various methodological approaches and provides a framework for students to develop skills in operationalizing variables, stating hypotheses, critically analyzing existing research, formulating a professional literature review, constructing a questionnaire, and crafting a methodologically sound research proposal. In addition, students will conduct a single case study to evaluate the effectiveness of a practice intervention. During the semester, emphasis is placed on the selection and use of research techniques that are culturally appropriate, ethically sound and sensitive to individual differences.
Prerequisite(s): Senior Social Work majors only.