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SLWK 609. Foundations of Research in Social Work Practice. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 credits. Introduces the methods of social work research, including problem formulation, research designs, measurement, data collection and sampling. Focuses on the application of critical-thinking skills, diversity and research methods of clinical social work practice effectiveness. Covers evaluation of social work programs and services. Required direct practice core curriculum course.