SW 702: Research Design in Social Work
In the first part of this yearlong course, students will understand a scientific analytic approach to building knowledge for respective topics in the field of social work. Different theoretical bases and methodological procedures for social work research are addressed, as are basic statistical procedures including developing research questions based on the literature, hypothesis formulation, measurement, sampling, and data collection. Ethical standards of scientific inquiry are emphasized with attention to protecting and promoting the well-being of vulnerable and at-risk populations, as well as culturally sensitive research methods. Students will be able to understand the reciprocity between social work research, and practice, theory, policy, and education. Ultimately, students are expected to develop a research proposal including research questions, design, and hypothesis that will be carried out in part II of the course.
- Pre-Requisite: PH.D. IN SOCIAL WELFARE
- Lecture: Lecture for SW 702