192 Credit points (Core ABSW Year 1 and Year 2)
|1.||Articulate an understanding of social research and its role in social work practice;|
|2.||Analyse the implications of different paradigms used within social research;|
|3.||Evaluate critically the strengths and limitations of published research;|
|4.||Investigate and appraise ethical issues and ethical guidelines for social work research;|
|5.||Analyse qualitative data and employ computer software packages for quantitative data analysis, and the presentation of descriptive statistics.|
|Assignment||Structured critical analysis of course concepts presented in the first four weeks (500 words)||25%|
|Report||Research proposal including literature review and research design (2,000 words)||45%|
|Test||Quantitative and quantitative data analysis test (1,000 words equivalent)||30%|
Social research 4th ed.
Sarantakos, S. (2012)
New York: Palgrave Macmillan
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