According to the Council on Social Work Education, Competency 4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice:Social workers understand quantitative and qualitative research methods and their respective roles in advancing a science of social work and inevaluating their practice. Social workers know the principles of logic, scientific inquiry, and culturally informed and ethical approaches to buildingknowledge. Social workers understand that evidence that informs practice derives from multi-disciplinary sources and multiple ways of knowing. Theyalso understand the processes for translating research findings into effective practice.Walden’s MSW program expects students in their specialization year to be able to:Critically evaluate evidence based and “best practice” treatment interventions.Compose clinical intervention plans that are grounded research-based knowledgeThis assignment is intended to help students demonstrate the behavioral components of this competency in their field education.
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