SWSP5407 Research Methods
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit familiarises students with the use of research in social work practice and introduces students to the theory, knowledge, skills and methods of the research process.
- Students are able to (1) understand the role of research in social work practice; (2) research design and methods—quantitative and qualitative designs; (3) construct hypotheses or research questions; (4) understand sampling procedures; (5) understand the process of data analysis; (6) identify ethical issues regarding research with human participants; and (7) identify the problems and limitations of the research process.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: tests. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Mark Sachmann
- Contact hours
- 3 hours per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.