Social Science Research: Social Change In Human And Social Services

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Defining Social Science Research

In gaining a clear understanding of Social Science Research based on this week’s readings and other scholarly articles, I consider breaking down this term into two sections. Firstly, Social Science is the scientific study of human interaction/behaviors in a given society. Secondly, because there are different theories on subject matters in the study of Social Science it is imperative that data is collected and analysis. According to Babble (2016)” Theory+ Data Collection + Data Analysis = Social Science and these are the steps taken in Social Research, Figure1-1” (pp. 9, parp 1). Therefore, my own definition of Social Science Research would be to investigate facts, and finding new facts in answering
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In using research it will build my academic skills, and support my work with facts, give me the knowledge of what actually works better for the clients/consumers, and will also assist me in evaluating the quality of Human Service programs and what needs to be change. Social Science Research can impact social change in social policy, social justice, and public services. Research for me as a Human and Social Services professional can open doors in understanding people from different cultures other than my own. For example, it is imperative for professionals to be Culturally Competent. “Cultural competence is the knowledge of, attitudes toward, values understood, and skills used in working with ethnic minority clients, services, and organizations” (Fong, Fong & Furuto, Fong,McRoy, & Hendricks, Cited by Dettlaff & Fong, 2011pp.53 parp.1 ). “Limited English proficiency is known to be a barrier to the effective delivery of services” (Funnan Cited by Casado, Negi, & Hong, 2012. pp.8.parp. 3). The authors stated “that advancement of research with language minorities is an important step toward the improvement of health and social services access and quality of care among this group” (Casado, Negi &Hong.2012
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