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Measuring Complexity: Applications for Social Work Research Education

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dc.contributor.author Wolf-Branigin, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-11T18:53:09Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-11T18:53:09Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/3432
dc.description Copyright Haworth Press en_US
dc.description.abstract Complexity theory provides a promising approach in social work education as researchers and educators begin examining and quantifying the concepts of non-linearity and emergence. This paper introduces several components of complexity theory and discusses various statistical methods to consider when measuring contributions from each of these components. While social work research typically relies on group comparisons, complexity theory provides a broad framework for structuring and investigating social work phenomena. These applications include understanding how social movements emerged to viewing the interdependencies of communities.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Complexity theory en_US
dc.subject Nonlinearity en_US
dc.subject Agent-based modeling en_US
dc.subject Statistical methods en_US
dc.subject Social work education en_US
dc.subject Statistical methods en_US
dc.title Measuring Complexity: Applications for Social Work Research Education en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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