UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SWSP5407 Research Methods

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content 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.
Outcomes 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.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) test 1; and (2) test 2. 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
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/SWSP5407/SEM-2/2017

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