Title

Making statistics "real" for social work students.

Abstract

This article presents results from an evaluation of service learning in statistics courses for master of social work students. The article provides an overview of the application of a community-based statistics project, describes student feedback regarding the project, and illustrates some strengths and limitations of using this pedagogy with social work statistics courses. Student evaluations (N=38) suggest that implementing a service-learning pedagogy allows students to master basic statistical analysis skills and see practical applications for statistics. Such an approach also provides myriad benefits for faculty, although incorporating service learning into a statistics course can present specific challenges.

Publication Date

3-2006

Journal Title

Journal of Social Work Education

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.5175/JSWE.2006.200400466

Document Type

Article

Rights

© Copyright 2006 Council on Social Work Education, Inc. All rights reserved.