SOWK 4201 Evidence for Practice (3 credits)

This foundation course focuses on developing student skills in identifying, analyzing and applying empirical evidence in order to inform their social work practice. The course introduces students to studies designed to examine the effectiveness of interventions. The course aids students in developing a familiarity with basic research concepts such as research design, internal validity and external validity, so that they may critique the utility of evidence for practice. Students also engage in critically examining available evidence for biases and relevance for the diverse array of clients, populations and contexts with which they work.

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