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Basic Social Work Research

SW522, Section 001

This course will provide content on the logic of inquiry and the necessity for an empirical approach to practice. The process of formulating appropriate research questions and hypotheses, techniques for testing relationships and patterns among variables, methods of data collection, methods to assess and improve the validity and reliability of data and measures, and the ethics of scientific inquiry will be addressed. This course will help students understand practice through the critical examination of methods associated with decision-making, critical thinking, and ethical judgment. The course content will integrate the core themes related to multiculturalism and diversity; social justice and social change; promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation; and behavioral and social science research.

Semester: Winter 2019
Instructor: James A. Blackburn
Category: Research
U-M Class #: 17228
Prerequesites: None
Time: Mon 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 1636 SSWB

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