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SWK 502 - Research I

3 credits

This foundation research course assists students in developing the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of social work practice.  Emphasis is placed upon knowledge of qualitative and quantitative designs, methods, and techniques that inform students of best practices in social work.  Students will recognize the impact of ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation and gender identity on the research process and be able to critically review published studies with attention to bias in research.