Areas of Expertise
- young people well-bring rights; immigration policy & social work practice; LGBT well-being & social work; promoting research in social work
This module will provide students with an introduction to the gathering and use of information in social care services and will provide an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research approaches in social work. This module will provide an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methodologies used to gather and assess knowledge in and for social care services. It will address the different sources, methods and purposes of information gathering. The module will also consider the application and implications of modern information communication technologies to the practice, planning and management of social work.
The module examines key issues in research on social work and social care by presenting a series of case studies illustrating various research methods applied in these areas.
This module promotes and encourages the development of `research mindedness¿ in social work. It explores the theory and practice of social work research by way of examination of the concept and utility of evidence based practice, ontological and epistemological approaches to knowledge, case study examples of research designs, research paradigms of quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches, and reflection on ethics and values in social work research. The module also entails a practical element requiring students to undertake tasks in exploring statistical datasets, and using ICT. The module also prepares students for the task of completing an empirical or desk based dissertation in the second year of the Masters Programme.
This module encourages the development of research mindedness and prepares students for evidence informed practice by way of a self directed dissertation study into an area of social work interest. Students will be expected to work independently with guided supervision to produce a small-case research project (document and literature-based) into a chosen area of interest relevant to social work audiences and professional practice. Students will be nominated a supervisor to support their learning and guide their research over the course of the academic session.
Mae'r modiwl hwn yn annog myfyrwyr i ddatblygu meddylfryd ymchwil ac yn eu paratoi ar gyfer ymarfer a gyfeirir gan dystiolaeth ar ffurf traethawd hir hunangyfeiriedig ar faes o ddiddordeb gwaith cymdeithasol. Disgwylir i fyfyrwyr weithio'n annibynnol dan arweiniad goruchwyliaeth er mwyn cynhyrchu prosiect ymchwil graddfa fach (yn seiliedig ar ddogfennau a llenyddiaeth) mewn maes o ddiddordeb a ddewiswyd sy'n berthnasol i gynulleidfaoedd gwaith cymdeithasol ac ymarfer proffesiynol. Enwebir goruchwylydd i fyfyrwyr i gefnogi eu dysgu a thywys eu hymchwil yn ystod y sesiwn academaidd.