SOWK 3002 V - Introduction to Statistical Analysis in Social Work

Fundamentals of statistical analysis; descriptive and inferential statistics and their use in social work research. Statistical tests including Chi-Square, t-tests, correlations and simple linear regressions. Precludes additional credit for SOWK 2500 (no longer offered), SOWK 2502 (no longer offered). Prerequisite(s): third-year standing or permission of the School of Social Work.

CRN for section V: 21378

CRN for section VOD (optional Video On Demand service): 21379

Instructor: Adrianus Van de Sande

Adrianus Van de Sande

About the instructor: I was born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and immigrated to Canada with my parents as a young child. I was raised in Montreal and attended both English and French language schools In 1985, I was hired to teach in the École de service social, Université Laurentienne in Sudbury, Ontario and went on to pursue my PhD in Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. I joined the faculty of Social Work at Carleton University in 2002. From 2005 to 2008, I served as President of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education, (CASWE, formerly CASSW), the Association representing social work education in Canada. Since 2016, I have been the Chair of the Centre for Studies on Poverty and Social Citizenship (

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