Research Skills for Social Work (SCWK2006)

UNIT OF STUDY

Social workers are increasingly required to understand and communicate the research base of their practice, and to become practitioner-researchers in their own right. This unit aims to help students develop an understanding of the ways social workers use research in different practice contexts: assessing community needs, formulating policies, developing new services, evaluating programs, enhancing social work practice, and developing theory. Students are introduced to quantitative and qualitative approaches and methods in social work research, in the context of specific practice fields including mental health, domestic violence, community development, and policy advocacy.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/wk and 1x1-hr tutorial/wk

Assessment

research ethics essay (20%) and research summaries (35%) and research project paper (45%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

48 credit points

Prohibitions

SCLG2602

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