SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH A

SWP3REA

2019

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 Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

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), HBCSW, HBCSB, HBCS, HBCSD, HBCSM, HBCSS (Bachelor of Community Services). 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 2018ALLEN & UNWIN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate 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. Analyse and assess the application of social work values and ethics in research.

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

03. Articulate key research approaches and methods, and their advantages and limitations.

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

04. Identify and critically appraise quantitative and qualitative research relevant to social work practice.

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

05. Analyse research evidence 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, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

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.

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.

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In weeks 37 and 43 students will sit an in-class quiz during the first hour of their workshop time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)30 01, 02
One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)10 04, 05
One literature review (2,500-words)60 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

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.

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.

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekends during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In weeks 37 and 43 students will sit an in-class quiz during the first hour of their workshop time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)30 01, 02
One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)10 04, 05
One literature review (2,500-words)60 03, 04, 05

Dandenong, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah MacLean

Class requirements

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.

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.

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via distance education.
"In weeks 37 and 43 students will sit an in-class quiz during the first hour of their workshop time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)30 01, 02
One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)10 04, 05
One literature review (2,500-words)60 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah MacLean

Class requirements

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.

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.

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In weeks 37 and 43 students will sit an in-class quiz during the first hour of their workshop time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)30 01, 02
One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)10 04, 05
One literature review (2,500-words)60 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Gardner

Class requirements

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.

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.

Computer Laboratory Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In weeks 37 and 43 students will sit an in-class quiz during the first hour of their workshop time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)30 01, 02
One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)10 04, 05
One literature review (2,500-words)60 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2019, 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.
"In weeks 37 and 43 students will sit an in-class quiz during the first hour of their workshop time."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)30 01, 02
One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)10 04, 05
One literature review (2,500-words)60 03, 04, 05