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“Don’t I need a Ph.D. to publish?” and “Don’t journal articles only come from authors associated with a university?” The answers are a resounding “no” and “no.” Read more

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One of the guards rattled his giant ring of old keys and asked me if I wanted to see "the brain museum." Seriously. I'd heard rumors about this peculiar collection of cranial content, but the potential reality had thus far only been that: a rumor. Read more

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I am sure that the phrase, "Those who can’t do, teach," is not exclusive to the social work discipline, but from the conversations I’ve had with other students in my field, I’d say that academia is not usually the objective for most. Read more

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This ethics scenario looks at the ethics of using prospect research data that uncovers a criminal background of a wealthy, prominent donor to leverage increased donations from that donor. Read more

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Undergraduate research can be incredibly beneficial to social work students. Students may feel too busy to take on the burden of another obligation, but a research project is worth the added responsibility. Read more

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Conducting research provides students a potential method for learning and exploring a topic of interest. A Foundation of Human Services Honors class did just that: they learned about and explored a topic of interest—the impact of divorce. Read more

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Many of my students have found the interviewing process to be a very positive experience. In an open-ended interview, conversation flows in a natural and spontaneous way; the researcher has the opportunity to ask questions that occur to him or her as Read more

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Research is a critical tool for all social workers. The process of becoming a researcher should start during social work education. This article will discuss, from the perspective of an undergraduate social work student and her professor, the Read more

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I would say it is perhaps the most important assignment I have been directed to produce; my personal journey with theory is the essence of the assignment. Yes, theory, that awful word that pops out of every professor’s mouth, a word that many student Read more

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Is your social work research paper due? This article will take you through steps to write a literature review. Read more

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Family is the most important factor of socialization for a number of reasons. It provides the settings for primary socialization and is responsible for accomplishing this process. Family provides the earliest human contact for an infant and has Read more

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Now I teach research. One evening, one of my very bright MSW students looked frustrated. I asked if there was something she didn’t understand. "No," she answered, "I just don’t see why I’ll ever need this." I made the same pained expression my Policy Read more

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