Research Method SW 3213
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Leslie Dudley on Friday April 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SW 3213 at Mississippi State University taught by Adele Crudden in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see Research Methods in Social Work in Social Work at Mississippi State University.
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Date Created: 04/08/16
Running head: RESEARCH METHOD In the first chapter,here are three learning objectives to gain a better understanding of how to use the research method. I have learned to identify the different types of understanding about human behaviors, positive and quantitative approach to science, and interpretive and qualitative approach to science. During the class lecture, I will be using and learning how to use research methods for social work. This will help social workers gain a beginning of understanding the proper procedures to develop skills. It seems social worker overlook different social work journals and have a difficult time figuring out the solutions to client’s problems. By using research methods, it helps social workers how to approach to client’s needs and the agencies. In this chapter, there are some common types of human behaviors with understanding of their values, intuition, past experience, authority, and science. Values are what different cultural beliefs and background bid by traditionally to what is right and wrong. Intuition is paying attention to what your gut is telling you. It is pretty much a selfconscious thing. By past experiences, there will be some personal participation in the practice setting to guide social workers to have a better outcome. It will help with decision making skill in the present and future actions. I agree past participation can help with being competent within certain events. In the practice setting, it is interesting that social workers can seek their own opinions and knowledge. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) guide and direct social workers in different areas to assist with clients. Social workers should be objective to rely on the scientific method. In the section, it stated how science plays a major role in how people work. The characteristics of using scientific method are universalism, organized skepticism, disinterestedness, communalism and honesty. Universalism is the conclusion should come out to Running head: RESEARCH METHOD be the same results. Skepticism is a way for looking for evidence. All of the scientific evidence should be questioned. Disinterestedness explains how a person that is doing the research, does not care what the research outcome. Communalism meaning is the whole point of doing research is sharing with the community. Honesty is telling the truth about all research. In social work, the NASW Code of Ethics stated social workers should behave in trustworthy manner towards the agency and clients. In the conceptions of science, I feel quantitative approach or method works well of how science should be done. The observations are to be objectively that support theories. In social work, skepticism is used the same things as the scientific method. According to Kuhn, paradigms is like a map that directs social workers to address and solve problems. Feminist researchers view how science affects the word. Men and women personal experiences are completely different, but the objective model of science explains how men’s way of thinking. The most interesting part about feminist researches is they view the world differently. Women see the world more about relationships and interactions. In social work, the positivist results in science because research models are shown by people in the social science. In quantitative research, deductive reasoning involves in laying out general, abstract propositions that are used to generate specific hypotheses to test in unique. Thirdly, the interpretive and qualitative approach to science are based on people assumption on reality. Researchers are interested in description than explanation. For example, a social work practice, children experience behavioral problems in school. By collecting the case results, theories are developing concepts that give us a way to communicate about phenomena. Theories are created by observing children behavior problems. Qualitative approach or Running head: RESEARCH METHOD qualitative researchers collects qualitative data to generate information. Participants in the study are often small because they focus on understanding the participant’s subjective experience of the phenomena. In conclusion, this chapter described the different types of human behaviors with understanding of their values, intuition, past experience, authority, and science. In social practice, the positivist and quantitative and interpretist and qualitative approach to science addressed the different types of research questions to asked people in the practice setting. I have learned social workers should be honest and assist with clients. By using the research method, social worker in decision making become difficult in the work setting. They are competent with specific skills to assist others in different areas. The research method help social workers to used proper producers when handling difficult experiences.
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