K420 – Inquiry into Social Work Practice
This course will provide students with a tailored learning experience to develop their skills in systematic inquiry into problems of social work practice. The course is guided by the questions: (1) What is systematic inquiry? (2) What purposes can it serve? and (3) Where does it fit within my social work practice? The course values multiple ways of knowing including evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence. Students will develop skills in formulating effective practice questions, developing interventions based on available evidence and designing evaluations to assess effectiveness of planned interventions. Students will also develop a basic knowledge of program evaluation.