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Unformatted text preview: Research Methods, Data Analysis and Evaluation, ScWk 242, Section 3 (Prochaska), Spring, 2012 Page 1 of 18 San José State University School of Social Work ScWk 242, Research Methods, Data Analysis and Evaluation, Section 3 Course Code: 26994, Spring 2012 Instructor: Fred Prochaska, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.W. Office Location: WSQ 217-I (shared with others) Telephone: (408) 924-5849 (shared with others) Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Wednesdays 1 to 3 PM and Fridays, 3 to 5 PM, or by appointment Class Days/Time: Fridays, Noon to 2:45 PM Classroom: SH 346 Prerequisites: ScWk 240 Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/fred.prochaska or accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU (or other communication system as indicated by the instructor). Catalog Description Basic concepts and models for research methodology applied to the analysis of data in social work. Emphasis on quantitative analysis, using statistics software. Qualitative research is also incorporated. (Prerequisite: ScWk 240, 3 Units). Course Description This required foundation year course provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts and skills for conducting research that were introduced last semester in ScWk 240. The course also emphasizes content designed to prepare students to build knowledge in the profession of social work, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The course builds on the first semester by engaging students in the selection and implementation of appropriate methodology and analysis tools for the evaluation of social work practice and policy. These concepts and skills are applied to the further development of a research proposal, for which students laid the conceptual foundations in the ScWk 240 course. Students also apply these concepts and skills to the critical assessment of social work research on Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and other diverse and oppressed populations. ScWk 242 concludes the first-year core research curriculum, which provides the conceptual knowledge and skills for the Master of Social Work Special Project (ScWk 298). Research Methods, Data Analysis and Evaluation, ScWk 242, Section 3 (Prochaska), Spring, 2012 Page 2 of 18 ScWk 242 presupposes a foundational knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, basic research design concepts, sampling methodology, models for group comparisons, single-system methodology, as well as basic computer literacy. Prerequisite: ScWk 240 or equivalent The following Competencies/Program Objectives (PO) are realized through this course: PO 2. Apply social work ethical principles to guide professional practice PO 3. Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments...
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