(F) Quantitative Research Methods (3)
Knowledge and skills needed to carry out independent doctoral-level
research in social work. Identification and study of state-of-the-art
methods of design and measurement; qualitative and quantitative
formulations; data gathering, processing, analysis, and interpretation.
(F) Advanced Statistical Methods I (3)
Analytic and measurement strategies fundamental to multivariate model testing in policy, administration, and direct practice research. Topics include tabular and loglinear analysis, multiple regression, analysis of covariance, and analysis of variance in its principal forms. Multiple indicators and measurement approaches, such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis.
(S) Advanced Statistical Methods II (3)
Use of multivariate, quantitative methods. Employing multiple dependent variables, nonlinear relationships, mediator effects, instrument variables, and multilevel analysis.
(S) Qualitative Research Methods (3)
Methods of collecting, analyzing, presenting, and applying qualitative
data. History and evolution of qualitative research methods;
theoretical orientations; data-collection methods, including
ethnography, participant observation, in-depth interviewing, focus
groups, and archival analysis; methods of data analysis; and research
applications, including theory development and program design and
(S) Current Perspectives (3)
Theories and models of intervention used in social work direct practice. Applications.
(F) Conceptual Foundations of Social Work and Social Welfare (3)
Intersections of social work profession and welfare state. U.S. social service systems, comparative perspectives, globalization, race and gender dynamics in social work policies and practice.
(S) Family Theory and Program Development (3)
Family theory and its relationship to program development at different
levels of practice and social planning. Policy planning and
intervention perspectives; socialization and the study of deviance.
(F) Social Policy Analysis (3)
Paradigms, methods, and strategies for the analysis of policy from social work, economics, sociology, political science, public administration, policy sciences, and planning.
(F) Measurement (3)
Introduction to concepts in
psychometric measurement; identification and operationalization of
latent variables in conceptual models; generation of items;
construction and formation of questions; development of a scale that
can be tested for reliability and validity.
(S) Structural Equation Modeling (3)
Development of both conceptual and computer skills needed
for advanced structural equation modeling as applied to hypothesis testing, model fitting and
estimation, and interpretation of data.
(S) Professional Development Seminar (1)
Professional development for social work Ph.D. students
establishing careers in academic or research settings. Knowledge and skills on conference
presentations, peer-reviewed publications, external funding, and the academic
job search process.
(S) Bibliography and Proposal Development Seminar (2)
Students in their second year preparing for Qualifying Exam (QE) and developing the dissertation proposal the following year. Introduction to structure and content of
dissertation proposals; discuss QE preparation and dissertation proposal ideas.
(S) Intervention Research (3)
Design and evaluation of interventions that
or social needs, problems, and conditions, and to develop intervention
(F) Advanced Individual Studies in Social Welfare (3)
an opportunity to specialize in a specific area of policy analysis,
social planning, social administration, or direct intervention, on an
(S) Advanced Individual Studies in Social Welfare (3)
Provides an opportunity to specialize in a specific area of policy analysis, social planning, social administration, or direct intervention, on an individualized basis.
(F) Theory Development in Social Work Direct Practice (3)
The relative places and contributions of theoretical conceptualization and descriptive and prescriptive research.
Dissertation Research (BA,BA)
Independent research study related to proposed dissertation, with assistance of appropriate faculty. Dissertation seminar.
Research Internship (BA,BA)
Independent research internship under guidance from the faculty adviser to develop a dissertation proposal.
Dissertation Seminar (3)
Advanced Dissertation Seminar (1)