Data Science: A Promising Field of Study for Social Workers?

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Data Science

This is a wonderful opportunity to invest in the social work workforce to demonstrate the value of social work through research

Theresia Ratliff 212 days ago

Thank you

Thank you for taking the time to read the article. It is much appreciated. I believe we have a great opportunity to use big data sets with caution to assist vulnerable populations in ways we could not have previously.

Dr. Shonda Lawrence 212 days ago

Data Science

I appreciated your article. I have been having similar thoughts. Current research is limited to studying one variable at a time. Big data coupled with machine learning opens whole new opportunities (and challenges). Imagine a world where we can predict suicide, the best foster placement and what therapy/therapist will be the best match for a particular client.

Allan Clarke 208 days ago

Data Research

I teach a intro to Social Work Class at a community college and I came across your article when preparing a section that includes discussions regarding how social worker impacts different fields, how important it is to collect data and other information for not only funding purposes, state mandates but also to have better analysis of assessment and forecasting of human behavior. I am not a great statistical person but, I believe as educators we have develop and encourage this skill set for future social workers in an effort to meet the needs of populations they serve. Thank you for this article.

Angelene Musawwir, LCSW 212 days ago

Data Science

Thank you so much for reading and commenting on the article. I am in the process now of developing an entry level course with my colleagues for college freshmen. It’s great to hear that you have already begun exposing students to greater possibilities around research.

Dr. Shonda Lawrence 212 days ago

Praise for expanding social work options.

I am indeed excited to learn of this information that is new for an LCSW.

George Anderson 216 days ago

Data Science

Thank you taking the time to read the article and commenting. I think the possibilities can be a great benefit to our field overall and to most importantly those we serve.

Dr. Shonda Lawrence 212 days ago

Voting Is Social Work

Great gift book for social work graduates!

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