2017 Analysis of the Practice of Social Work ASWB 8 component consisted of 164

2017 analysis of the practice of social work aswb 8

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2017 Analysis of the Practice of Social Work | ASWB 8 component consisted of 164 statements and the knowledge component contained 229 statements. The addition of the knowledge statements was beneficial because it allowed more in-depth information to be collected about the nature and scope of social work, and provided information more closely aligned with the content tested on the examinations. Second, because this survey was expanded to two components, the sampling parameters were modified to ensure larger response numbers. To do this, the pool of survey invitees was broadened to include all social workers who had passed an ASWB examination within the past 10 years. The previous practice analysis surveyed only social workers who had passed an ASWB examination within the past three years (or within the past five years for the Advanced Generalist category, due to the smaller sample size available). Finally, the two survey components were administered to different samples of social work professionals. Entry-level professionals were recruited to judge the importance and frequency of the tasks they perform; more experienced practitioners were asked to judge the knowledge required to perform successfully as an entry-level social worker. This approach balanced entry- level professionals’ familiarity with what they do on a day-to-day basis with the wisdom and experience of more seasoned practitioners who are likely to be in a better position to identify the knowledge required to perform those tasks well. For the purposes of this practice analysis, entry level was defined as less than three years from initial licensure for respondents in the Bachelors, Masters, and Clinical examination categories. Due to the smaller population size for the Independent Generalist category (the category that serves as the basis for the Advanced Generalist examination), entry level was defined as less than five years from initial licensure. The Finalized Survey The finalized survey was hosted on HumRRO’s server and was designed to be accessible to any respondent with access to the Internet. The survey included two primary sections. The first section was a background questionnaire designed to elicit information about the demographic characteristics of the sample. This section was composed of multiple-choice or multiple-response type questions. All respondents were instructed to complete the background questionnaire. The second section consisted of two components—a task survey and a knowledge survey. Each of these components consisted of a list of statements describing tasks or knowledge requirements and one or more Likert-type rating scales. Respondents were assigned to complete either the task survey or the knowledge survey based on years of experience (as noted above).
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