Council on Social Work Education: Educational Policy 2.1.3 Apply critical thinking to inform and communicate professional judgments. Social workers are knowledgeable about the principles of logic, scientific inquiry, and reasoned discernment.
Social workers critically evaluate and critique current, empirically sound research to informdecisions pertaining to practice, policy, and programs. Social workers understand the inherent biasin research and evaluate design, analysis, and interpretation using an anti-racist and anti-oppressiveperspective. Social workers know how to access, critique, and synthesize the current literature todevelop appropriate research questions and hypotheses. Social workers demonstrate knowledgeand skills regarding qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis, and they interpretdata derived from these methods. Social workers demonstrate knowledge about methods to assessreliability and validity in social work research. Competency 4: Engage in Practice-Informed Research andResearch-Informed Practice (CWSE)
Provides citations and abstracts to articles and books about psychology and "disciplines related to psychology such as psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work."