Mar 31, 2023  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HMSV 2050 - Research Methods in Human Services Practice

3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every Semester.

This core course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to use research to inform practice in human services. Students will learn the basic ideas governing scientific inquiry in applied settings, including the formulation of research questions and review of related scientific literature. Emphasis will be placed on the basic skills, including appropriate statistical techniques, required to understand and participate in community needs assessments, program evaluations, consumer satisfaction studies and similar practical research projects. Students will develop an understanding of both the ethical considerations (including the role of institutional review boards) and the issues related to human diversity involved in performing, evaluating and using research with human participants.

Prerequisite(s): HMSV 1100 .

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