The first of two courses in social work and evaluation research. Emphasis on understanding the development and use of scientific knowledge and the application of that knowledge to evaluate social work interventions and program evaluation. Special attention is given to applied research methodologies to enhance the student's use of evidence-based social work knowledge and skills. May be repeated only once. Prerequisite: Foundation status. Corequisites: SOWK 621, SOWK 640 or permission of department. Three hours per week.
SOWK 617 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH II (Fall 2019)
The second of two courses focused on the basic concepts and methods of scientific inquiry used to build knowledge and evaluate practice. Builds and expands upon material covered in Social Work Research I. Topics include an introduction to program evaluation, single-subject designs, data analysis, descriptive and inferential statistics, presentation of data and report writing, and application of findings to practice. Special attention is given to applied research methodologies that will enhance the student's use of evidence-based interventions. May be repeated only once with permission of the department. Prerequisite: SOWK 616. Corequisite: SOWK 645 or permission of the department. Three hours per week.