SOC WK 5410 Social Work Research Methods and Analysis I: 3 semester hours

Prerequisites: SOC WK 3410 or SOC 3230 and SOC 3231 or equivalent and SOC 3220 or equivalent or admission to MSW program. The first of a two-course sequence designed to provide students with the knowledge base and skills for using scientific method to advance social practice, knowledge, and theory. Focuses on research methods at different levels (e.g., individual, group, organization, and community) and critical analysis and synthesis of academic literature necessary for effective, evidence-based social work practice. Covers quantitative and qualitative methods, research design, sampling, measurement, use of results, impact of research, and ethical considerations.