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SWKD 701. Introduction to Advanced Quantitative Methods. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Enrollment is restricted to students with master's-level course work in research methods and introduction to statistics, graduate standing in social work or permission of the instructor. Focused on concentrated study of principles of the quantitative, scientific method for knowledge building, and practice- and policy-related research. Special emphasis on the different stages of research methods, including problem formulation, sampling, measurement, design and data collection within the context of professional values, ethics and commitment to social justice.