SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH A

SWP3REA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will undertake an exploration of social work research methods for practice. The overall research process, from developing questions to sampling and data analysis, will be examined. Research design and methodological critique are central, including both quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as understanding the philosophical and sociological basis informing these methods. Class discussions, enquiry-based and value-based, and interactive forms of student-centred learning are undertaken in lectures and tutorials; active participation and preparation are required. Students will then be able to develop a literature review and demonstrate a sound understanding of methods, as applied to social work practice contexts.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMary Whiteside

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKP, HZSKM (BHS&MSW). All others require coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsResearch for Social WorkersPrescribedALston, M & Bowles, W 2012ALLEN & UNWIN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the role of research in social work practice

Activities:
On-line lectures, workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

02. Describe and analyse the role and process of research in social work practice

Activities:
On-line lecture, workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

03. Understand the components of the research process which is involved in undertaking a social work research study

Activities:
On-line lectures, workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

04. Critically appraise and review quantitative and qualitative social work practice research

Activities:
On-line lectures, workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

05. Synthsize and critically review literature to inform social work practice and program development

Activities:
on-line lectures, workshops
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Quantitative Literacy)

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSuzie Cowan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour examination40 01, 02, 03
one 15-minute group presentation10 01, 04, 05
one 2,000-word literature review50 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour examination40 01, 02, 03
one 15-minute group presentation10 01, 04, 05
one 2,000-word literature review50 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Whiteside

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour examination40 01, 02, 03
one 15-minute group presentation10 01, 04, 05
one 2,000-word literature review50 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEvelien Spelten

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour examination40 01, 02, 03
one 15-minute group presentation10 01, 04, 05
one 2,000-word literature review50 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah MacLean

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1-hour examination40 01, 02, 03
one 15-minute group presentation10 01, 04, 05
one 2,000-word literature review50 03, 04, 05