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|Previously coded as:||ASK322|
This unit is available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work (A330 or H330)
R Shuttleworth (S)
|Prerequisite:||ASK221 or HSW221 and ASK314 or HSW314 (or appropriate experience in human services organisations as approved by the unit chair)|
|Note: This unit is offered as a wholly online unit in Deakin Studies Online (DSO).|
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.
The unit aims to develop students' research skills as another social work method or approach, through an understanding of research as applied in evaluation and needs assessment. The unit shows how applied research through evaluation and needs assessment is linked to policies, programs and modes of practice (case work, group work and community work), and can facilitate change through identifying gaps in services and evaluating the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of existing policies, programs and practices. The unit will introduce students to approaches, designs and methods that can be applied through appropriate research to enhance social work practice and to achieve social change.
Outline of research proposal and literature review (evaluation or needs assessment -1500 words) 40%, proposal (2500 words - and appended literature review) 60%
DePoy, E & Gilson, SF (2003), Evaluation Practice: Thinking and Action Principles for Social Work Practice, Brooks/Cole: Thomson Learning, California, USA.
Royse, D, Thyer, BA & Padgett, DK (2010), Program Evaluation: An Introduction, 5th edn, Brooks/Cole: Thomson Learning, California, USA.
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Student Contribution Rate***||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.