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SWK3230 - Social work research

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Professor Thea Brown


Caulfield First semester 2007 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore First semester 2007 (Flexible)


This unit covers the place of research in social work and in the development of social work knowledge; the process and utilisation of social work research, the most commonly used social work research techniques and skills, emphasising how the various quantitative and qualitative methods may be synthesised within the one research project, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis.


After studying this unit students should be able to articulate the place of research in social work; understand and articulate the most commonly used research techniques in social work and the skills required to implement them; and understand and demonstrate the capacity to use common data analysis techniques.


Two essays (2000 words each): 100%

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Completion of 48 points at first-year level. Social Work units are available only within the context of the Bachelor of Social work degree, or with permission.