This course introduces students to the basic research methods, skills and knowledge. It also exposes students to the meaning of Social research, its relevance to social workers in the problem solving process and the whole research process, among the others as all explored. This course further provides the learners with basic knowledge and skills on how to handle research.
It tunes students understanding on issues that relate to research process, importance of research as a problem solving tool.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of this course students are expected to;
- Define and explain the importance of research and the research process
- Understand why research is said to be scientific.
- Explain basic concepts of problem identification, problem statement, and purpose of the study, objectives, significance, and scope of the study.
- Understand the importance of literature review
- Use the steps involved in identification of literature.
- Be familiar with research methodology, the different types of research designs and their importance in the study.
- Use and understand the importance of sampling, different sampling techniques.
- Explain the data collection methods and instruments: advantages and disadvantages of each.
- Write proposals and do research.