3 Units


This course is designed to provide the students with an understanding and appreciation of scientific and evidence-based approach to build knowledge for professional social work practice and evaluate practice in a variety of social services settings. Research processes examine in stages from problem formulation to analyses. The course focuses on how research problems are formulated, hypotheses or research questions are derived, the specific designs that practice researchers may use in addressing given research topics, and data collection and analysis approaches, and evaluating the research of others. The theoretical concepts, approaches, methods and issues in qualitative and quantitative research are covered.