Research in Professional Practice (L5078)
Research in Professional Practice: Special Project
Module details for 2009 cohort.
FHEQ Level 6
Candidates taking this module as aprt of the BA (HOns) PQ Specialist Social Work with Children, Young People, Their Families and Carers will first complete the Consolidation and Specialist core modules of that award. The module may be taken concurrently with the Enabling Work-based Learning and Asseessment module.
There are no pre-requisites for candidates taking this course as a free-standing module.
The course aims to equip students with knowledge and skills for research-minded professional practice. Through undertaking a small literature-based research project on a topic of their choice, students will explore the links between research and professional practice, identify and use appropriate research methodologies and methods and provide research evidence to inform professsional practice.
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
1. Understand the concept of research mindedness and differentiate the roles of researcher and practitioner;
2. Understand and apply research methodologies and mthods as both consumers and practitioners of social work research;
3. Plan, conduct and write up a personal literature-based research project that explores and critically reflects upon an issue pertinent to, or aspect of, contemporary social work practice;
4. Identifiy, discuss and appropriately address ethical issues arising in a particular area of social work research;
5. Draw conclusions from their research and give a cler explanation of its relevance for practice;
6. Evaluate the strengths and limitations of their research.
|Project Report (6000 words)||Summer Term||100.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
Prof Elaine Sharland
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