Systematic reviews have all of the following in common EXCEPT:
a. Systematic reviews are focused on a single topic
b. The author(s) of a systematic review must document the criteria used to include or exclude studies from the review.
c. Only studies related to clinical social work are included in systematic reviews.
d. Systematic reviews differ from narrative reviews in that they attend to the rigor of the research design
All of the following are TRUE statements about the limitations of Empiricism EXCEPT:
a. Empiricism is necessary but not sufficient to build knowledge
b. No array of statistical techniques produces cumulative knowledge
c. Empirical data become knowledge when referred to theory for its interpretations
d. Empirical significance is equivalent to clinical significance.
All of the following are TRUE about science as a way of knowing EXCEPT:
a. It is based on trust in reason (rules of discourse)
b. It builds on previous knowledge and is self-corrective
c. It adheres to standards that allow for comparative analysis
d. All of the above are true
In science, knowledge is stated in such a way as to
a. Make it non-comparable.
b. To prove or disprove it
c. To integrate it
d. To generate and test new knowledge.
Which of the following are characteristic of
qualitative research designs
a. Power-Conflict theory
b. Social Exchange theory
c. Bureaucracy theory
d. Human relations theory
The standard of scientific rigor consists of all of the following EXCEPT:
a. Multiple studies
b. Replicated studies
c. Values-determined outcomes
d. Experimental, control group studies
In addition to science (theory and research) all of the following factors influence decision-making in macro practice.
a. Moral philosophy " helps determine the desired-end goals of social work policies and programs
b. Public and political opinion- both influence support for or funding for programs
c. Competing economic interests among population subgroups
d. All of the above influence decision-making in macro practice.
All of the following statements argue for evidence-based practice EXCEPT:
a. Treatment choice is now a condition of competent practice
b. Evidence-based practice guarantees a successful treatment outcome
c. Clients benefit when they are aware of theoretically sound and empirically verified diverse treatments
d. Knowledge of what is the matter and possible solutions add to the client"s ability to make an informed decision.