A Comparison of Two Methods of Teaching Research to Master of Social Work Students

Christine Ann Walsh, Jennifer Hewson


While various curriculum strategies have been presented for teaching research, little is known about the effectiveness of different teaching approaches. This study compared two models for teaching research to MSW students:  a mentorship model (TM1) and a more structured, didactic model (TM2).  Students (n=23) self-completed the Research Self Efficacy questionnaire on the first and last day of class.  Repeated measures ANOVA showed that both groups improved over time; however, TM2 students improved significantly more than TM1 students.  This study provides preliminary insights and suggestions for further research on different models for enhancing research skills and confidence of social work students.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijhe.v1n1p14


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