20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The main focus of this module is to enable students to apply evidence to a contemporary, practice-based social work issue. The importance of evidence informed practice and use of research including the relationship it has with social work theory, models, and interventions will be explored. The module will also provide the students with the skills necessary to perform a literature search and apply findings to a given practice issue. This will include models of data collection and analysis appropriate to the research method. The relevance of quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in social work will also be considered.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study, Group critical reflective supervision
Assessment: Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Sociological Studies):

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