Social Work Research Dissertation (SCWK4008)

UNIT OF STUDY

In this unit students participate in a social work research project under the supervision of an academic staff member. Students will become familiar with the process of developing a research proposal and obtaining ethical approval for a study. Students will apply data collection processes as appropriate to the project and undertake analysis of this data. They develop the skills required to present the findings of their research project both orally and through a research dissertation. Ethical issues and critical debates in social work research will also be examined.

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Classes

4x3-hr seminars, 24-hrs participation in a social work research project

Assessment

5000wd research report (70%) and seminar presentation (30%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

SCWK3009, SCWK3010, SCWK4003 and SCWK4005

Prohibitions

SCWK4006

Corequisites

SCWK4002, SCWK4004 and SCWK4007

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