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SWK 352 - Social Work Research Methods


Dr. Leanne Charlesworth

Course Description

This course emphasizes familiarity with the scientific method and essential aspects of social research methodology in both the qualitative and quantitative traditions. The course is designed to provide students with a foundation of research knowledge that integrates the relevance of values and ethics. Research methods and evaluation skills at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels are addressed; service learning is typically incorporated. The course also explores linkages between social research and practice; critical philosophical and methodological issues; and issues of diversity and oppression within the research context.

Prerequisites & Notes

Course Codes: ABH Prereq: SOC*101 or SWK*304

Service Component


Students will be partnering with the Arc of Monroe to conduct a satisfaction-oriented evaluation project. Students conduct interviews, analyze data, and present their conclusions.

For more information on the community partner, see:

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