This course focuses on the practical methods of research, which beginning level social workers can incorporate into their field education and practice environment with diverse populations including at risk populations. It reviews the fundamental theoretical frameworks, research concepts and the process of research from the point of view of the problem solving approach. Students will obtain the needed knowledge to monitor their practice, evaluate agency programs, social welfare policies, and understand the ethical use of social work research.
During this semester of Research students will work together in groups to demonstrate an understanding of Research by creating a mock Research Proposal. Please begin to think of a social problem that you are interested in and work to establish a research topic.