Making statistics "real" for social work students.
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.
Journal of Social Work Education
Taylor & Francis
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Wells, M. Making statistics "real" for social work students. (2006) Journal of Social Work Education, 42 (2), pp. 397-404.
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