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SCWK6902: Social Research

This unit of study introduces students to a range of research methods and focus on quantitative and qualitative methods. Many other research issues in developing a research proposal will be addressed through the semester. It is intended that, at the conclusion of this unit, students will have developed a research project able to implement through either further study or in workplaces.

Code SCWK6902
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. identify and critically review relevant literature, assessing both findings and methods
  • LO2. understand a range of data collection methods
  • LO3. develop critical skills as a research consumer, including evaluating ways that research findings inform policy and practice
  • LO4. understand elements of research design, including justification of the choice of research topic; understanding of the relationship between different kinds of research questions and approaches to answering them; capacity to identify the key characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of a range of research methods; and identification of potential ethical issues in research.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.