This course focuses on locating and critically applying data to inform practice in human services. Human service providers frequently encounter service users with challengers reflecting larger social problems. Student will learn how to identify these social problems and turn them into research questions. They will learn to locate and appraise relevant studies, and to understand what constitutes sound evidence as the basis for problem solving in human service practice. In the process, students will become familiar with the scientific method of data collection, enabling them to be critical consumers of information relevant to human services.
Research and Information for Evidence-based Practice
Monday, April 3, 2017 to Thursday, June 1, 2017