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Rogers, A.N. ( 2010 ), Human Behavior in Social Environment, 2 nd Ed ., New York, Routledge/Taylor and Francis,.
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Problems with observations We all SEE things differently. Why? 1. We have imperfect memories 2. We seek out evidence to support our assumptions 3. We tend to disregard evidence that doesn’t
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Overgeneralization We that what we experience can be “generalized” to others Research Overgeneralization “Our study demonstrates this intervention is the best for all youth.” Social work Overgeneralization “If I can do it, so can you!”
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Biases and value judgments We impose our own values, inclinations, expectations, and experiences onto an event. Research bias and value judgments It can start with the research question “Why do homeless youth have higher rates of STDs?”
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Unformatted text preview: Why do drug addicts fail treatment? Social work bias and value judgments I know whats best for you. Lack of inquiry We stop asking questions because we think we know it all Research lack of inquiry Calls to cut federal funding for HIV behavioral research Social work lack of inquiry I dont need to go to that training, I went to one just like it a couple of years ago. Is it possible to conduct unbiased research? ONLY if researchers are aware of their personal biases and how they influence their decisions Is it possible to conduct unbiased social work? ONLY if social workers are aware of their personal biases and how they influence their decisions...
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