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HWC 313 Class Note 3

by: Dana Mass

HWC 313 Class Note 3 HWC 313

Dana Mass
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These are the class notes from today which went over the textbooks chapters.
Research in Social Work I
Diana Filiano
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Dana Mass on Thursday September 15, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HWC 313 at Stony Brook University taught by Diana Filiano in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 8 views. For similar materials see Research in Social Work I in Social Welfare BASW (SOC WF) at Stony Brook University.

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Date Created: 09/15/16
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 HWC 313 Class Note 3 Research Question: - What influences what. - Concepts needs to logically follow in time (temporal order). What occurs first. - We have to be clear with what our definitions are. - These questions should not have a yes or no answer and should be thought provoking. - Peer review journals should be one of the main sources. Competency 4: Engage in Practice-Informed Research and Research-Informed Practice - Descriptive studies: help describe something - A research question is there so we can find out what we want to know and learn. We want to better understand a topic. - We want to make sure we are protecting people and their policies to benefit the community. - Concepts= variables (logically interconnected) - Variables that are connected: veterans and PTSD. - Theories support definitions. Its not only to identify services, but its also to help generate theories to move forward as a society and be able to have the knowledge to assist. - Theories help us make policies. - When we are actually doing research, we need to have theories in order for us to view something a certain way. It connects people with their actions. It gives us a different perspective. Its how people approach things. - Context and perspective: feminist study, scholar putting out new research based on previous studies. - Bias: more of a personal experience. - The concepts are the building blocks of theory. It defines what we are going to measure. We need to be able to clearly define what those things mean. We will become cautious and consciousness to make sure we say thing in way of saying what we need. - Concepts cluster. Ex: Violence, aggression, drinking. They are also on continuums. - The DSM-5: there is more clarity about diagnoses. Some were put together but they really needed to be talked separately. Ex: Aspergers and Autism - Research continues to clarify things for us. - The core of any theory is how concepts are related to another. A theory helps explain why two things exist together. Ex: The ACES Study, all about childhood drama, it shows how early childhood trauma effects people ongoing. - What constitutes childhood trauma? Every foster care child was traumatized. Removing a child from their caretaker is trauma. - What are the variables that cause a behavior. - Scope: any kind of social phenomenon and what it includes. It is an abstract idea. What we are going to undertake. Ex: Violence, what kinds of violence we are interested in? Child abuse/ gangs/ domestic violence/ military violence/ sexual abuse/ racism/ gun violence. - Conflict: thoughts that are against each other Table 2.3 on page 29 of textbook: - Beginning steps of the research topic - Focus our questions - How we go about designing a research study. 1 Wednesday, September 14, 2016 Two ways of asking questions: - Deductive: we start with a hypothesis (thinking). We have enough information where we can make a firm hypothesis. We then collect data to help support the hypothesis. It will either be in favor of the hypothesis or refute it. - Inductive: Looking to get INTO a hypothesis. Don’t have enough information to start out with a hypothesis. Collect information and start out being broad and trying to find a way to get enough information to get to a hypothesis. We learn by observing. - Exploratory design: we don't know enough. we are focused on the “what” questions like “Whats going on?” It could be a new research interest. Just trying to gather observations in order to hypothesize. We don't need to know numbers. - Descriptive designs: the how and the who. We want to describe something. We want to know what it involves and where are we looking regionally. We just want to describe and document. Uses numbers. We may be looking at various groups. - Auditory + Descriptive designs: Is about the how and the who, but does not describe the why. 2


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