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SCWK4008 - Social Work Research Dissertation
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,410
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Social Work and Policy Studies
Offered session(s): 2
Department permission required for enrolment in the following session(s): 2
Corequisites: SCWK4002, SCWK4004 and SCWK4007
Prerequisites: SCWK3009, SCWK3010, SCWK4003 and SCWK4005
Prohibitions: SCWK4006
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Ruth Phillips

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

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

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 reserach 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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