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HSW322 - Applied Social Research in Ethical and Political Context

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Cloud (online)^

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work (H330)

Unit chair:

Russell Shuttleworth

Prerequisite:

HSW221 and HSW314 (or appropriate experience in human services organisations as approved by the unit chair)

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Students are required to learn via course materials and interactions with the teaching staff and others students in CloudDeakin.
^They are also expected to attend a one day seminar at Waterfront (Geelong) - dates to be advised

Content

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.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Outline of research proposal and literature review (evaluation or needs assessment - 1500 words) 35%
Assessment task 2: Proposal (2500 words - and appended literature review) 55%
Assessment task 3: CloudDeakin participation 10%

Prescribed texts

DePoy, E & Gilson, SF (2008), Evaluation Practice, Routledge, New York, NY, USA.

Royse, D, Thyer, BA & Padgett, DK (2014), Program Evaluation: An Introduction, 6th edn, Cengage Learning, Boston MA, USA.

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$782$782$2409$2630

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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