SW 549 Advanced Standing Research Methods 2 cr.  (2-0-0)

This course reviews major concepts in scientific research methods for students who have previously earned an undergraduate social work degree from a CSWE accredited institution and been admitted to the Advanced Standing MSW Track.  Topics are presented in an accelerated format and include the role of concepts and theory, problem formulation and definition, hypothesis formulation, operationalization and measurement, research design and causality, data collection and data analysis, measures of central tendency, and report writing.