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SW 6400: Research & Evaluation Methods in Social Work
School of Social Work
Instructor: Yvonne A. Unrau
 


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  1. Warm-Up Assignment (50 points): Take the online CITI Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects . This assignment assesses student learning in areas that include ethics, values, and diversity. To successfully complete this assignment, students will have to navigate the CITI website, which offers web-based tutorials and tests. For instruction on how to register for the CITI course, click here (WORD document). After completing all required modules, submit a copy of your CITI gradebook, complete with dates of completion and quiz scores. See course schedule for due date.
  2. First-half Semester Assignment (150 points): This take-home assignment will focus on developing students' knowledge and skills in the areas of research approaches and literature reviews. The assignment will assess students abilities to find, label, and understand research accessed through Waldo Library or another credible web-based resource. Detailed instructions will be provided in class. Refer to course schedule for due date.
  3. Midterm Exam (300 points): This in-class exam will test foundational concepts of social science research presented in the first half of the course. See course schedule for the particular topics to be covered. The exam will focus on testing students' knowledge, comprehension, and application of research concepts common to the social work profession. Refer to course schedule for exam date.
  4. Second-half Semester Assignment (200 points): This take-home assignment will give particular focus to developing students' knowledge and skills in the areas of sampling, design, and data collection. Students will get to design a mini research plan to address a particular research question relevant to social work practitioners. Detailed instructions will be provided in class. Refer to course schedule for due date.
  5. Final Exam (300 points): This in-class exam will test foundational concepts of social science research presented throughout the course. However, the emphasis exam questions will be given to topics covered since the midterm. See course schedule for the particular topics to be covered. The exam will focus on testing students' knowledge, comprehension, and application of research concepts common to the social work profession. Refer to course schedule for exam date.
 
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