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Week 2 ScWk 240—Scientific Method Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information? From T.S. Eliot: The Rock (1934) 1 ScWk 240 9/5/08
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Agenda • Evidence-based practice • Problems and topics for research • Variables—dependent and independent • Types and purposes of research • Written Assignment #1 • Small group exercise—developing your topic 2 ScWk 240 9/5/08
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Evidence-based practice • What is “empirical”? Relying or based on observation rather than on theory, opinion, or guessing. • Student report • Other study questions for Gambrill article http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/ http://www.cachildwelfareclearinghouse.or g/ 3 ScWk 240 9/5/08
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Problems and topics in SW research Student report… • What are the characteristics of a good topic for social work research? 4 ScWk 240 9/5/08
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• Paradigm Î values Î assumptions – Paradigm: model of frame of reference – Values: shared principles – Assumptions: “taken for granted” • Often culturally defined • May or may not be supported by evidence • May or may not be explicitly stated or understood • Definition of theory • What’s the relationship between theory, values and assumptions? • What are the purposes of theory in developing
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