Quantitative Research Methods for the Human Services

15 points



The course provides an introduction to quantitative research activities in a variety of contexts and provides students with a comparative framework for understanding and evaluating quantitative research methods and outcomes. The course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to understand and critique research projects in social service agencies, and in global contexts. In particular, students will explore survey research, experimental designs, within subjects designs, and evaluation research approaches as quantitative research methods. This course aims to provide a basis from which students can begin to develop a research culture within their practice. By introducing a range of quantitative research methods students will become increasingly familiar with the business of research and how it fits within a theory/practice/research framework.


HSRV204 and any 15 points at 200 level from HSRV or
SOWK, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


SOWK305; SOWK310