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Undergraduate Course Details
Number SWK 381
Title Social Work Research Methods I
Credits 3.0


This course provides an introduction to the general principles of research methods in social sciences with a particular emphasis on the use of research findings to improve practice, policy, and social service delivery. Students become familiar with basic quantitative and qualitative research and are able to critique relevant literature. A plan to incorporate critically appraised information into current social practice is developed. Required of and open to Social Work Majors in the fall semester of the junior year. In order to complete the research sequence, students must successfully complete SWK 381 in order to enroll in SWK 382. This course is not open to students who have taken SWK 380. Prerequisite: Completion of the Basic College Mathematics Competency Requirement.

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