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Course Overview

The course focuses on qualitative research methods that is a required part of the foundation curriculum that provides social work students with generalist skills needed in the social work practice. This course provides an overview of research and evaluation procedures in social work, deepening and expanding concepts and skills to evaluate client system progress and program effectiveness with ethical considerations. Students systematically monitor and evaluate types of qualitative designs including individual interviews, focus groups, observations, and ethnographic case studies. Students critically analyze and interpret the qualitative data and results by using appropriate statistical analysis as well as evaluating the strengths and limitations of research designs and discussing how the data and results can be used for the implications of future research studies, practices, programs, or policy.

Credits: 3
Distribution: Bachelors, Undergraduate
Prerequisite: SWK 441 Co-requisites: SWK 482, 486, and 494

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Admissions Requirements

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