HSSW701 – Applied Social Research

Module code
Module title
Applied Social Research
Students will apply and develop their understandings of social research in a practice context. They will develop skills of critically reading published research and will produce a literature review or research proposal to inform an area of practice.
  • HS0114
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Evaluate the relevance and application of research/Kaupapa Maaori research for a specified area of social work practice
2. Evaluate a broad range of research literature
3. Synthesise existing research as a foundation for a literature review and research proposal
- Advanced use of research databases
- Skills of research analysis
- Research/Kaupapa Maaori research related to an area of practice
- Reflective practice
- Giving and receiving feedback
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-Integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.