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Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Social Work Thesis A extends your understanding of the purpose and practices of research that you gain in HGW608 Social Work Research Practice. You will do this by conceptualising and beginning to implement a research topic that focuses on improving the wellbeing and life chances of social work clients, service users and other stakeholders. You will learn advanced skills in research design and methods, and you will be required to defend the focus and methods of your research in discussion with others. Upon successful completion of this unit, you will advance the implementation of your research project in Semester 2.

Summary 2021

Unit name Social Work Thesis A
Unit code HGW609
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work

Matthew Williamson

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

  1. Propose research that can address the tensions and dilemmas associated with the organisational, legal and policy contexts of social work practice.
  2. Formulate practice innovations that are based on research evidence to improve the well-being and life chances of social work clients, service users and other stakeholders.
  3. Plan collaborative and cooperative social work projects and research and justify how they can improve people’s lives.




Entry into the Research Pathway.

HGW503, HGW512, HGW513, HGW516 and HGW527


Teaching Pattern

2 x 4-hour workshops and individual supervision


Task 1: Presentation of topic and chosen methods, 30 minutes (50%)

Task 2: Literature review, 2000 words (50%)

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