3 Units



Knowledge of fundamental social policy research skills is very important for modern social policy practitioners. Such knowledge increases social policy practitioners’ ability to understand and utilize research findings to inform and enhance their practice and provide the skills necessary to plan and carry out research related to social policy practice. Social policy practitioners also need to know how to use existing knowledge and to assume leadership in expanding knowledge that identifies effective policy and evidence-based intervention program. The purpose of this course is to develop students’ knowledge of general research in social policy level, particularly in quantitative research methods. Emphasis will be placed on the topics related to development of research questions and hypotheses, evidence-based social policy approach, validity and reliability of measurement, research designs, sampling methods, social surveys, and quantitative data.