SW 510 Introduction to Social Work Research and Evaluation

3 credits

This course is designed to provide foundation year students with knowledge of social work research, program evaluation and practice evaluation. Upon completion, students will be able to broaden the empirical knowledge base of the profession and evaluate practice for efficiency, effectiveness and humane and ethical standards. In acquiring the basic scientific knowledge and methods to evaluate programs and practice, students will have opportunities to learn (1) commonly used research designs and their underlying logical rationales; (2) how to apply research methods to conceptualize and assess micro/mezzo/macro problems and intervention goals; and, (3) how to implement research designs and evaluation methods to inform practice, policy and social change.