Social Work Thesis part II
|Course code SWRK4007||Units 10||Level 4000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
Students will complete an honours research project under the supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's honours research supervisor. The course involves the direct application of the research knowledge and skills developed in the previous 3 years of the social work program specifically SWRK 3005. Building on SWRK 4006 students will complete appropriate data collection and analysis and finalise their research thesis.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||The purpose of this course is to equip social work students with the skills and knowledge required to undertake practice-based research in the social work context. Students will:|
* Carry out independent research in the context of social work practice
* Select and administer quantitative and/or qualitative research methods most appropriate to answer a specific research question in social work practice.
* Gain practical skills in gathering and analysing research data.
* Further develop competence in identifying and appropriately responding to ethical issues encountered in social work research.
* Be able to critically review the benefits and shortfalls of published research and complete a literature review for the purpose of a new research project.
* Develop reach application, project management and time management skills
* Develop writing, editing and drafting skills for the purpose of producing a research thesis.
* Engage in informed debate on social, political, ethical, technical and practical issues surrounding social work research.
|Content||* The role of research in social work practice.|
* Refining and conducting a research project.
* Gathering quantitative and/or qualitative data.
* Analysing quantitative and/or qualitative data.
* Ethical and political issues in social work
* Critical appraisal of published research.
* Writing a literature review
* Writing a research thesis
|Replacing Course(s)||Replacing a free elective in the social work program for those students undertaking the honours stream.|
|Transition||Not applicable because current progression and concurrent courses rules mean no student will be adversely affected.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Completion of SWRK 4006 course in the Bachelor of Social Work program.|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Teaching Methods||Individual Supervision|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Individual Supervision: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for SWRK4007|