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5410: Critical Thinking and Analysis

Prerequisites: Admission to MSW program. This course will require students to think critically about social work practice and analyze the evidence base. It is the first of a two-course sequence designed to provide students with the knowledge base and skills for using the scientific method ethically to advance social work practice, knowledge, and theory. It focuses on understanding a variety of methods for critical analysis and synthesis of academic literature. Students learn the importance of critically assessing quantitative and qualitative research methods and how to apply an ethical decision making model to resolve ethical dilemmas including the use of research results to inform practice.
  • Credits:

Section 001

Section 002