Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

SW 620 Substantive Area Conceptualization

Primary focus is development of a conceptual framework to guide scholarly work in student’s selected area of inquiry. Students define domain of interest, review relevant literature, consider cultural, historical, and political contexts, and note relevance for human services professions. Students explore multiple theoretical perspectives, evaluate their merits, synthesize into conceptual framework, and discuss implications for research and practice.


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