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SWK 4510H – Research for Evidence-Based Social Work Practice - Required

SWK 4510H is a prerequisite for all second year required courses – students in the Two-Year MSW Program take this course in the first year of the Two-Year Program. Students in the One-Year MSW Program with Advanced Standing take this course in the first term of their program.

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Our policy is that after the first week of classes the first year sections are set. We do not allow switches unless there are major extenuating circumstances.

Textbook(s): 

Rubin, Allen & Bellamy, Jennifer (2012). Practitioner’s Guide to Using Research for Evidence-Based Practice.  New Jersey: Wiley.

Marks for the in-person classes are based on a mid-term paper, a final paper and an in-class presentation.

Evidenced Based Social Work Practice is a systematic approach to making decisions that emphasize (1) formulating questions; (2) locating, evaluating and interpreting the relevant research evidence; (3) applying best available evidence to the initial context; and (4) evaluating the implementation of the decision. Using a problem-based learning model, students evaluate and interpret the best evidence available relative to a number of social work policy and practice questions. Supported by a series of research methods tutorials, students develop an understanding of some of the basic quantitative and qualitative research designs and methods appropriate for answering policy and practice questions.