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SWK 947, Week 1 Day 1 Notes

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Social Work Research Methods
Dr. Joy Learman
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cassidy_SWK2018 on Wednesday August 24, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SWK 947 at Meredith College taught by Dr. Joy Learman in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 21 views. For similar materials see Social Work Research Methods in Social Work at Meredith College.


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Date Created: 08/24/16
1. Evidence based paper 2. Extra credit a. Research presentation b. August 30 7:00 or 3:30 in Jones 1. What is research? a. Gathering data, info, and facts to further knowledge i. Explain 1. Explain a cause, effect, or correlation 2. Ex. Mental health, explain a behavioral problem ii. Describe 1. Census describes a state or city 2. Ex. New Orleans after Katrina iii. Explore 1. Something that isn’t well known 2. Ex. Autism research iv. Evaluate 1. What does this data mean? How can it be used practically? 2. Ex. Does this therapy work? 2. Why is research important? a. Learn what is effective and what might be harmful b. Efficient treatment/intervention/etc. c. Ex. “Scared straight” programs are not effective i. Abstinence only sex ed isn’t affective ii. Vaccines don’t cause autism d. “Do no harm and be as effective as possible.” 3. Research question examples – group discussion a. “What factors put monogamous women at risk for contracting HIV?” b. How would you investigate this? c. What are some potential obstacles?


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