Data Use and Exploration for Social Work

Danielle Hicks, MSCJ, LLMSW presents "Data Use and Exploration for Social Work". This course will discuss the importance of data in social work and the different types of data agencies might collect. Participants will review a pre-existing, de-identified data set provided by the Center for Social Work Research to develop research questions about the data, then manipulate the data for analysis. The purpose is to offer exposure to data files for idea-generating and data usage.

Course objectives:

  • Defining Data & Research in Social Work
  • Social Work Obligations & Competencies Related to Data
  • Competency 1 & Data Ethics
  • Competency 4 & Evidence-Based Practice
  • Competency 7 & Assessments
  • Competency 9 & Program Evaluation

Steps to complete this course:

  1. Pay for the course: The cost of the lecture with CEs is $15. The lecture is open to all licensed social work practitioners and is worth 1 Continuing Education Class Hours. Non-Social Workers will obtain a certificate of completionPayment must be submitted to obtain course content. Please use your computer, (not a phone), to pay.  Click here to pay for this course.
  2. Complete Course: You will be sent a document containing course materials and Post-Test. Complete the directions in this document.

Pending a passing test score and payment in full, a CE certificate will be e-mailed to you within 7 to 10 business days.

Refund Policy:

If you pay for this course before completing it, you will have up to 60 days after payment to complete this course. After that, no refunds will be issued. Visit our Contact Page for more information in regards to payments.

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