Course: SWRK 635. Social Work Research Methods II (3)
Prerequisites: Second year standing; SWRK 535. This course advances students’ knowledge and application of research methods. Students will apply an intersectionality, power, and privilege lens to a range of social work research activities, including: (a) ethics in research and skills to prepare a human subjects protocol; (b) developing quantitative and qualitative research questions and skills to select appropriate designs; (c) review of literature and the skills to organize, write and cite published outcome studies, professional reports; and, (d) program evaluation and skills such as the logic model. Students gain an understanding of how research can facilitate and inform practice decisions with individuals, families, and urban communities to address social, political, and systemic change.