Research Methods for Social Work Prerequisite Course


 University Offices will be closed for the holiday break and will reopen on Monday January 3rd. New Registrations will be processed at this time.


This online course is available for students admitted to a social work program or any other program in which you may need a Research Methods prerequisite course. It is recommended that non-UofL Students obtain prior approval that these courses meet the criteria of your institution before completing your registration.


The prerequisite courses offered through Kent School of Social Work, Department of Continuing Education, are specifically designed to meet your prerequisite needs; thus each course is not the same as a typical University of Louisville course.


For More information regarding the structure of this course, please view our 'Frequently asked questions' Document Click here to open Prerequisite Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment Details


Typical enrollment time is 5-7 business days for your registration to be fully processed as it will require the Continuing Education Director to manually enroll you in the Blackboard course.

After receiving your online registration form, a temporary University of Louisville account will be created for you, which is required to access the course in Blackboard. You will receive another email from service account that will include instructions on how to access and user ID and password to access the course.




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  • You will need to create an account for registration.

  • Registrations are accepted on a rolling basis.

  • Registration is not complete until payment is received.

  • You will received a registration confirmation a few moments after registering.


The cost of a prerequisite course is $225.00.

Payment must be received in order to access course materials.

Refund Policy


• Refunds for prerequisite courses will not be given 30 days after registration or if individual has accessed course materials in Blackboard.
• A refund may be issued within 30 days after registration if an error has been made regarding required courses. An official letter must me sent from an academic advisor or proof of enrollment must be provided.
• If you do not receive a passing score , you will need to re-register and pay for the course again. Refunds will not be given if you do not pass the course.

Be sure to check with your advisor before registering to ensure your program will accept these courses.

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Research Methods for Social Workers, Eighth Edition

Research Methods for Social Workers, Eighth Edition is written in a crisp, straightforward style and refers to contemporary social work practice on virtually every page. Examples are real and reflect situations that social workers encounter every day. The authors present research as a logical, non-intimidating activity that is inextricably linked to social work practice. The text contains no unnecessary research terminology or references to obscure understanding, and necessary terminology is italicized and explained. Even students with no prior research background will find it interesting and easy to understand.

All content is consistent with both current Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accreditation standards and curriculum policy guidelines. This revision is now a part of Pearson Education's Connecting Core Competenciesseries–comprised of foundation-level texts that foster student success in learning the core competencies as stated in 2015 by the Council on Social Work Education.

ISBN-13: 978-0134512563

ISBN-10: 0134512561


Course is taken complete online

Students are not required to meet at specified times or with an instructor.

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University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and Family Sciences


Questions: Please contact

Jessica J. Ballinger, MSSW
Program Manager for Continuing Education
Kent School of Social Work
University of Louisville
O: 502-852-4769