Teaching Research Methodology to the Reluctant Social Work Student
Many social work students approach research with some reservation. This paper describes the use of a participatory action research (PAR) model to teach undergraduate social work students research. This model includes the following elements: 1) collaboration with an area agency; 2) integration with social work education; 3) policy analysis; 4) literature review; 5) qualitative and quantitative research design; 6) identification of social action efforts; and 7) evaluation. The presenter will also review methods of assessing educational outcomes.
Keywords: Research, Sociology, Social Work, Education, Teaching
Dr. Daria Hanssen
Program Director, BSW Level, Social and Behavioral Science, Marist College