This course in the Master of Counselling Social Work (MCSW) program introduces you to research and the role of research in the development of knowledge and in relationship to clinical social work practice. You will gain an understanding of quantitative and qualitative methodologies and explore the values and political context of research activity, including evidence based social work practice. You will build on this knowledge to develop and apply skills in information literacy including locating, evaluating and using relevant information for the purpose of research. The interactive style of teaching in this course and the course assessment program will provide opportunities for you to further develop your understanding of core elements of research including the ability to assess and critique various styles of research and, design a research project relevant to your social work counselling practice setting.
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