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, and informed by diverse knowledges, including First Nations knowledges. 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||Associate Professor Anthea Vreugdenhil|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Develop collaborative projects and research that align with the values and cultural protocols of diverse populations, paying particular attention to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s ways of knowing, being and doing.
- Plan ethically responsible and methodologically sound social work research that tackles locally meaningful and world relevant global challenges by referring to scholarly literature, codes of conduct for research and cultural protocols.
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PrerequisitesHGW503, HGW512, HGW513, HGW516, and HGW527
Each week, over a 10-week period, you will complete an hour of online learning activities (including lectures, videos, podcasts and other activities). You will also have approximately one hour of reading to complete each week. In total, you will need to allow 8-10 hours per week to complete all of the learning and assessments for this unit, including independent study. Optional webinars will be held throughout the semester.
|Assessment||Two online quizzes (20%)|Research project (30%)|Research proposal (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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