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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - SOW7403

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1844 2005-08-09
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Social Work AS 126100
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    William S Rowe/Gregory J. Paveza 8139742706 wrowe@cas.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    SOW 7403 Quantitative Methods in Social Work Research

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Quant Social Work Research
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Must be admitted to the graduate Ph.D. social work program. This course is restricted to majors only.

    Corequisites

    MSW

    Course Description

    This course provides the student with a broad overview of Quantitative Methods of use to those during research in Social Work. It also serves as a review of basic quantitative methods for the Advanced Statistics course offered later in the program.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Third foundation course for Ph.D. program in Social Work

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course will be part of the required program courses. All graduate students in the Ph.D. program will take it. It will not be offered to others outside of the School of Social Work.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    yes, once.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    To teach this course, the instructor must have at a minimum a Ph.D.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    After the completion of this course the student will:

    Knowledge objectives:

    Have an understanding of the basic quantitative measures used in research studies.

    Have an understanding of issues of validity, reliability, and other critical issues when choosing variables.

    Skill objectives:

    Will demonstrate the ability to use SPSS for the computation of basic analytic techniques.

    Ability to report data in both written and tabular form.

    Ability to write a data analysis section for a grant application.

    Value objectives:

    Understanding of issues related to conducting ethical research including the preparation of appropriate consent forms.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Understand issues related to conducting ethical research including the preparation of appropriate consent forms.

    Understanding of issues of validity, reliability, and other critical issues when choosing variables.

    Use of SPSS for the computation of basic analytic techniques

    report data in both written and tabular form.

    Write a data analysis section for a grant application

    basic quantitative measures used in research studies.

    C. Major Topics

    Variable Selection,

    Tests and Measurements,

    Validity Measures,

    Reliability Measures,

    Sampling Size and Its Calculation,

    Causation and Correlation,

    Correlation Analysis,

    Simple Measures of Association,

    Wilcoxon Sign Rank Test,

    Chi-Square and Odds Ratios,

    T-test,

    ANOVA,

    Simple Regression,

    Course on Consent Construction,

    Introduction to Multivariable Models,

    MANOVA,

    Multiple Regression,

    Logistic and Cox Regression,

    Survival Analysis,

    Structural Equation Modeling,

    Factor Analysis,

    Latent Variable Analysis,

    Hierarchical Analysis,

    Path Analysis,

    Discriminant Function Analysis.

    D. Textbooks

    REQUIRED TEXTBOOK(S)

    Babbie, Earl, Fred Halley, Jeanne Zanio. Adventures in Social Research: Data Analysis Using SPSS for Windows with Student Version of SPSS, 5th Edition. Pine Forge Press, Thousand Oaks, CA: 2003.

    Montcalm, Denise, David Royse. Data Analysis for Social Workers. Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA: 2002.

    Morgan, Susan E, Tom Reichert, Tyler R. Harrison. From Numbers to Words: Reporting Statistical Results for the Social Sciences. Allyn & Bacon, Boston, MA: 2002.

    SUPPLEMENTAL SOURCES

    Corcoran, Kevin, Joel Fischer. Measures for Clinical Practice, Volume 1: Couples, Famili

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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