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    Bridgewater State University
  Jan 22, 2018
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SCWK 380 - Research Methods in Social Work

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: SCWK 250 and SCWK 270; and SCWK 375 or PSYC 201 or SOCI 391
In this course, students will examine the ethical issues involved in research, understand the logic of research, and critically analyze pertinent literature. The course teaches students to develop research questions and introduces a number of research techniques by which their questions might be answered, including surveys, experiments, single subject designs, qualitative research methods and program evaluation. Students will be introduced to the preliminary stages of the research process including problem formulation, reviewing the literature, question/hypothesis generation, selection of data collection strategy and scales and measurement. (Formerly SCWK 440)