SW606 - Social Work Research and Best Practice
The course provides students with information on advanced techniques of practice and program assessment. Both qualitative and quantitative research designs are taught evaluation research design, instrument selection and development and techniques of data analysis. Students examine the research process as it applies to the specialized interests and needs of social work. The course is designed to enable students to be critical consumers of research, to understand the principles and process of research and the evaluation of practice, to become familiar with ethical considerations when designing and implementing a project, and to be capable of participation in practice-related research.