SW3401H – A Semester in Review

When reviewing my semester in SW3401H, I am thankful for the new information I have obtained for implementing research methods.  I have developed a strong knowledge base for how to obtain research through using online data bases with peer-reviewed works.  This does not only help me as a student because it is an important skill to master when entering the professional field of Social Work.  I am confident I have developed the skills to critically read research and decipher if the data being presented is credible.  I also feel that becoming more familiar with peer-reviewed papers has helped to improve my own writing skills.  While, I will admit, the course content could be a bit dry at times, but I feel this course has made me become a stronger student.


Salient Topics in SW 3401H

In the course Social Work 3401H, I am learning the basic methods needed to perform my own research. One of the most helpful topics in this course has been reviewing statistical definitions and functions. This semester, I am also taking a statistics course, so the statistics topics in SW 3401H have helped me with reviewing topics in my statistics course. I know truly grasping and mastering these statistical skills will be important for my future in research. Another salient topic [in SW 3401H] has been discussing theories to understand a social work problem. This is another skill that will be important to master when working as a social worker, but also when relating my research methods and observational data to my area of interest.

Research Progress

My research for current assignments in SW3401H is going well. Research is very time consuming, but I am able to find journal articles relating to my area of interest. My research has taught me there is not a lot of research available in understanding how to prevent sexual assaults from happening. I am hoping I can contribute to this knowledge and do research to reformat how our society approaches sexual assault prevention.

Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more information, go to: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.

Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]


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About Me

My name is Mychael Lewie. I am an undergraduate at The Ohio State University working to complete my bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Upon completion of my undergraduate program, I am hoping to attend graduate school to obtain my master’s degree in Social Work. Presently, I am also considering completing a PhD in Social Work. My interests lie in mental health, clinical counseling, trauma, domestic abuse, and sexual assault. Explaining and defining sexual consent [properly] is important to me, and I hope to impact my community through continuing education to help prevent sexual assault. I also want to provide counseling for individuals recovering from trauma. Overall, sexual assault prevention in the community is a top priority, my goal is to complete research that can contribute to the development of sexual assault prevention programs. I am hoping my Social Work 3401H class can help me with my goal through teaching me the basics of research methods.