Week 2 notes
Week 2 notes SWRK 330
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kirsten Swikert on Tuesday September 6, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SWRK 330 at Western Kentucky University taught by Dr. Mallinger in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see Human Behavior in the Social Environment in Social Work at Western Kentucky University.
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Date Created: 09/06/16
Overview of Theory What is a theory? • A general statement about the real world whose essential truth can be supported by evidence obtained through the scientific method • Must explain in a provable way why something happens o Ex: Learning Theory • Theory and practice are intertwined EBP: evidence based practice • Studies are done that provide information about techniques that work/don’t work o Proven research • Empirical evidence: information acquired by observation or experimentation; data is recorded and analyzed TBP: theory based practice • Evidence Based Practice can be based off of this What is a model? • A blueprint for action • Models effect change • Model is based off a theory • Describes what happens in practice in a general way o Ex: learning theory gives rise to behavioral model, which suggests guidelines to effect change Social Learning Theory: I’m learning because of modeling • Ex: children who are abused at home, bully others at school What is a perspective? • A way of perceiving the world • Flows from a value position • The perspective will influence choice of theory and model