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Davis, Ashley; Wladkowski, Stephanie P.; Mirick, Rebecca G. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2017
A dissertation demonstrates a doctoral candidate's knowledge of a content area, mastery of research methodology, and readiness for future scholarship. Doctoral candidates, social work programs, and the profession as a whole are invested in ensuring that candidates successfully complete dissertations and enter academic, research, and leadership…
Descriptors: Social Work, Graduate Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Counselor Training
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Davis, Ashley; Livingstone, Allyson – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2016
Across-racial group of social work doctoral students engaged in an Anti-Racism Project. Through shared journaling and group discussions, participants explored and interrogated experiences of racism related to doctoral education. A thematic analysis of qualitative data surfaced several themes: experiences with racism as a doctoral student, noticing…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Racial Bias, Social Work
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Davis, Ashley; Mirick, Rebecca G. – Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 2015
Many social work students feel anxious when taking a statistics course. Their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors after learning statistics are less known. However, such information could help instructors support students' ongoing development of statistical knowledge. With a sample of MSW students (N = 101) in one program, this study examined…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Social Work, Masters Programs, Student Attitudes