SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH A

SWP3REA

2021

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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorChristopher Horsell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZSK, HZSKB, HZSKW, HZSKP, HZSKM (BHS&MSW), OR HBCSW, HBCSB, HBCS, HBCSD, HBCSM, HBCSS (Bachelor of Community Services) OR HBCSVB HBCSVD HBCSVS HBCSVM HBCSVW & HBCSV (Bachelor of Community Services) All others require coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Research for Social Workers

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAlston, M & Bowles, W

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALLEN & UNWIN

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Evaluate the role of research in social work practice.
02. Analyse and assess the application of social work values and ethics in research.
03. Articulate key research approaches and methods, and their advantages and limitations.
04. Identify and critically appraise quantitative and qualitative research relevant to social work practice.
05. Analyse research evidence to inform social work practice and program development.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHeather Downey

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4, SILO5

One literature review (2,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRachael Sanders

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekends during the day from week 30 to week 42 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.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4, SILO5

One literature review (2,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLisa Brophy

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4, SILO5

One literature review (2,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Dandenong (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah MacLean

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4, SILO5

One literature review (2,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorChristopher Horsell

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4, SILO5

One literature review (2,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCorina Modderman

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 x 30 minute in-class quizzes - each worth 15% (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2

One 15-minute group presentation (300 words equivalent per student)Students work in groups of 5 = 3 minutes/member (300 words equivalent per member)

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO4, SILO5

One literature review (2,500-words)

N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5