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Research Skills for Social Change - SCWK2006

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.

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

Assessment
Short essay (30%) and research plan (25%) and research project paper (45%)

Pre-requisites

48 Junior credit points including (SCLG1001 and SCLG1002) or (12cp of SCLG1U01)

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Social Work
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Professor Donna Baines
HECS Band: 1
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