Apr 25, 2024  
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke 2017-2018 Catalog 
    
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SWK 3910. Understanding Social Research (3 credits)


This course introduces students to the social and behavioral science research processes, and provides them with foundational research skills. Focus is given to the ethics, standards, and methods of scientific inquiry in social research and the helping services. Particular emphasis is given to standards and methods to improve helping skills. The course is directed to the professional research needs of those preparing for careers in such areas as medical sociology and social work.  It also introduces students to skills needed to search for research reports and to critically evaluate them to answer specific practice questions. Furthermore, the course focuses on skills for integrating information from multiple sources. PREREQ:  SOC 1020 MAT 1050  or MAT 1070 ; SWK 2000; SWK 2450; SWK 3450; SWK 3480; SWK 3600; SWK 3710; SWK 3800; SWK 3850; formal acceptance into the BSW Program; and a minimum overall QPA of 2.5.



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