Areas of Study

Course Overview

This course focuses on statistical and qualitative methods of data analysis that provide tools for social workers to evaluate their own practice and programs. Included are descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, content analysis of case studies, and inductive analysis of informant interviews and focus groups. The course also introduces students to the use of the computer in data analysis and provides hands-on experience with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences and with the Ethnograph software package for qualitative data analysis.

Prerequisite: SWK 441
Co-requisites: SWK 482, 486, and 494

Program: Social Work

Credit: 3

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