Knowledge Acquisition, Evidence-Based Practice, and Research in Social Welfare
Description: (Formerly numbered 280A-280B.) Lecture, two and one half hours. Limited to first-year M.S.W. students. Designed to stimulate student thinking around importance and relevance of evidence in social work practice. Introduction to foundations of critical thinking to develop student capacity to examine ideas, beliefs, and knowledge. Examination of variable meanings of research and introduction to some basic components of scientific method. Critical examination of utility and role systematic literature review plays in building knowledge/evidence. S/U or letter grading.
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