Catalogue 2013 - 2014

SW 420 Social Work Research Seminar


1 cr.


SW 419 and senior standing.

Course Description

This one-credit seminar is designed to support students' year-long research projects. Expanding upon concepts developed in the fall semester course, Social Work and Research, students will gain the basic knowledge and skills required to implement small-scale agency-based research within their field placements. Students will engage in quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and analysis, and will draw conclusions based on a critical examination of their chosen research questions and methodologies. Students will develop reports summarizing the results of their research and prepare poster presentations for their senior reception. In addition to developing their own research reports, students will review and critique the research reports of their peers.