Free learning opportunity for social workers wishing to undertake a research project
As part of the final phase of the current CPEL programmes, the Alliance (Bangor, Glyndwr, Swansea and Cardiff Universities) is offering a series of one-day sessions for social workers and social work managers to explore the possibility of carrying out a small-scale, practice-based research project in their team.
These sessions are available to any social worker or social work manager in Wales. The sessions are based on the content of the Specialist Area of Research module (which forms part of the Senior Practice in Social Work CPEL programme).
Participants will not be enrolled students and will not have their work assessed. Rather, the sessions will enable learning in relation to the following:
- the theoretical rationale for, and use of, different forms of research design and methods of data collection for researching an area of contemporary social work practice
- how to identify a research focus that is related to a practice issue
- how to recognise and address ethical considerations
- consideration of research presentation, dissemination and influence.
Participants will be invited to a follow-up session to review and support their research progress if beneficial.
The dates and areas in which these workshops are offered is below. The sessions will run 10am - 4pm and the venues are to be confirmed. We expect these to be in Swansea (SW Wales), Cardiff (SE Wales) and St Asaph (N Wales). The sessions will be led by members of the Alliance universities.
- North Wales, 17 January 2019
- South East Wales, 24 January 2019
- South West Wales, 25 January 2019
Dates and venues for subsequent meetings will be provided after the initial meetings.
We are allocating places on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Each session will have a maximum of 18 participants.
If you want to attend these sessions please email firstname.lastname@example.org with CPELADDSAR in the subject box and stating your preferred dates. You are able to attend one initial and one follow-up session.
Please note that these sessions are free of charge and the closing date for applications is 23 November 2018