Advanced Research and Evaluation

This module provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform research and evaluation in human services. The emphasis is on the learning of practical skills in conducting research in social work settings. These skills are in: Scientific reasoning - the logic of ideas; research designs - the structuring of research activities; statistical techniques - quantitative approaches to data; data processing - utilisation of computer technology. Where appropriate, learning is through group or individual projects. This module also deals with advanced techniques of programme evaluation. Various research designs are reviewed, and their relative merits discussed. The use of evaluative techniques in interpersonal practice and professional intervention are also included.

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