Restricted to BSW(Hons)
Social Work Research Practice examines research methodologies that are utilised by social workers in working towards a more just, humane and inclusive society. Themes of decolonisation, collaboration and sustainability create a focus for designing research processes that are participative and ethical. You will use existing research-evidence from a range of sources to identify a research project you could implement. Using critical analysis and critical reflection, you will be equipped with knowledge, skills and techniques in research development appropriate and consistent with a social change agenda and the ethical base of social work theory and practice.
|Unit name||Social Work Research Practice|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Kate Vincent|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Design projects and research that respect and take into account the diversity of values and cultural protocols of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Propose ethical, methodologically sound and responsible social work research with diverse populations that tackles locally meaningful and world relevant global challenges.
- Plan collaborative and cooperative social work projects and research that can improve people’s lives.
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PrerequisitesHGW302, HGW303, HGW308, HGW312, HGW327
|Assessment||Test or quiz (10%)|Project Proposal (60%)|Assignment (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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