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Unit of Study WEL92003 - Research for Social Work (2020)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Explain the political, ethical and organisational factors impacting on social work research.
2 Demonstrate skills in using research evidence to inform social work practice.
3 Critically evaluate the usefulness of different methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative methodologies, for addressing different research questions.
4 Set up and critically reflect on a research proposal on a relevant social work topic.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the political, ethical and organisational factors impacting on social work research.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
  2. Demonstrate skills in using research evidence to inform social work practice.
    • GA4:
  3. Critically evaluate the usefulness of different methodologies, including quantitative and qualitative methodologies, for addressing different research questions.
    • GA1:
  4. Set up and critically reflect on a research proposal on a relevant social work topic.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

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