Catalogue 2020 - 2021

SW 419 Social Work Research Methods


3 cr.


PSY 207 or MATH 120, and senior standing.

Course Description

This course prepares students to become research-informed social work practitioners, capable of practicing evidenced-based social work.  Focusing on the ethical conduct of research, students learn research basic design in social work, including a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods.  Students conduct a comprehensive search of research literature related to their field placement setting and its clients. The resulting literature review assignment is reviewed by peers and is revised, and forms the basis of students’ spring semester research projects (SW 420).   


This course satisfies one of the A & S Writing Intensive course requirements for Social Work majors only. 

Formerly "Social Work & Research"