SW 709: Social Policy Analysis
Social Policy Analysis focuses on research conducted to inform social welfare policy. It exposes students to numerous types of policy-related research including social problem assessment, comparative research, historical research, implementation research, and numerous types of qualitative and quantitative outcome-related research. Policies related to the problem of poverty have been selected as the content focus of this class since this issue is especially salient in the state of Mississippi and for many social work clients internationally. By analyzing and critiquing numerous types of research related to policy, students will learn the many ways research influences policy and begin to define their roles as researchers in social work, a policy-based profession.
- Pre-Requisite: PH.D. IN SOCIAL WELFARE
- Lecture: Lecture for SW 709