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Area/Catalogue
WELF 5101

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
101911

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 3)

Course aim

To examine and apply research methodologies and align them to social issues to inform and recreate social work practice, knowledge and research.

Course content

Students will develop contemporary knowledge of the traditions and philosophical underpinnings of traditional and new social science research methodologies with a specialised knowledge of constructing research problems and questions, analysing methodologies, data and qualitative methods. Students will utilise this knowledge to relate data to social questions and present data in a research context.

Textbook(s)

Bryant, L (ed) 2015, Critical and Creative Research Methodologies in Social Work, Ashgate, UK

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 8 hours x 5 days
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External 3 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
Research proposal 2250 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
Research proposal 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy
School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy

Degrees this course is offered in

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