Course Description

This course provides an introduction to quantitative social research epistemologies relevant to an anti-oppression practice framework. The course explores ethics, ownership, research for and with marginalized communities, inclusiveness and critical reflexivity while designing and conducting research. It critically examines steps in the quantitative research process. As a strategy to effect change, students will acquire the knowledge and skill to conduct quantitative research and to critically assess research articles in the literature from an anti-oppression framework. (SWP 538 and SWP 638 replace former equivalent course SWP 38A/B).


Students pursuing the Research Methodologies and Program Evaluation course series who do not have the prerequisite and who wish to take this course should contact Rose Reid, Program Coordinator, at rosereid@ryerson.ca for permission to take the course.


Prerequisites: All 3rd and 4th Semester Required Courses or  Direct Entry

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