Developing in-depth knowledge of social and legal systems. Improving understanding of organizational and human behavior. Implementing changes to improve the lives of individuals and communities. It's how our graduates lead the charge to improve social policy and law. Through our dual degree program, students earn a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the SUNY Buffalo Law School and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the UB School of Social Work. The collaborative program reduces the total time and credits compared to completing each degree separately.
This course is a general introduction to the theory and practice of social research, particularly to the application of the scientific method to social work practice. This course as designed has a two-fold focus: (1) to give students a working knowledge of issues and techniques of measurement in empirical research and (2) to acquaint them with commonly used research designs and their underlying logical rationales.