SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH B

SWP5RSB

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be provided with input on the role and application of research in social work practice. By building on previous research education, this subject aims primarily to provide research skills and knowledge for direct application in social work practice.

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSarah MacLean

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students enrolled in course HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKM (BHS&MSW) must have passed all subjects from (SWP3REA). Students enrolled in course HMSK, HMSKB, HMSKW, HMSKM no prerequisite rule applies.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSocial work researchPreliminaryAlston, M & Bowles W 2012ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsSocial Research MethodsPrescribedWalter, M.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and critically analyse the important steps in planning, designing and implementing a social work practice research study

Activities:
On-line lectures, workshops

02. Demonstrate knowledge of key qualitative and quantitative research methods for use in social work practice

Activities:
On-line lectures, workshops

03. Investigate and synthesise previous research in order to link a social work practice research question/hypotheses with appropriate designs and methods

Activities:
On-line lectures, workshops

04. Demonstrate a capacity to plan quantitative and qualitative research.

Activities:
On-line lectures, workshops

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 30-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKlaus Serr

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 30 - 33
Four 7.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 33 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research literature review (1500 word equiv)35 03
Research Plan (2500 word equiv)55 01, 02, 04
Research question (500 word equiv)10 03

Bendigo, 2018, Week 30-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 30 - 33
Four 5.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 33 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research literature review (1500 word equiv)35 03
Research Plan (2500 word equiv)55 01, 02, 04
Research question (500 word equiv)10 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 30-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah MacLean

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 30 - 30
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 30 and delivered via blended.

WorkShop Week: 30 - 33
Four 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 33 and delivered via blended.

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research literature review (1500 word equiv)35 03
Research Plan (2500 word equiv)55 01, 02, 04
Research question (500 word equiv)10 03

Mildura, 2018, Week 30-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 30 - 33
Four 5.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 33 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Research literature review (1500 word equiv)35 03
Research Plan (2500 word equiv)55 01, 02, 04
Research question (500 word equiv)10 03