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Opportunities for research participation

Opportunities for members to participate in research

The AASW National Research Committee; as part of its commitment to promote and encourage social workers' involvement in research; reviews and approves various research projects to be advertised to members. Both conducting and participating in research are considered to be key professional development activities and can be counted towards your annual CPD. If you participate in any of the research activities listed below, you can record this as a Category 3 activity (Professional Identity) in your online CPD record.

Current research projects

Scoping referral pathways and accessibility factors for elder-mediation services across NSW

Key dates

Now until 30 November 2019

Participants sought

We are seeking participants who:

  • Provide elder-mediation services in NSW on a professional basis
  • Who are involved in referring clients to elder-mediation services in NSW as part of their professional role

About

The research study aims to better understand the existing referral pathways for elder-mediation services across NSW, and accessibility factors associated with these services. Individuals who have relevant experience in this area are eligible for the study.

What is involved

If you decide to take part in the research study, you will be asked to participate in an interview. You will be asked questions about your thoughts on existing referral pathways for mediation services among older people, and the accessibility of these pathways. It should take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.

To ensure we collect the responses accurately, we seek your permission to record the interview using a digital audio recording device. If you would like to participate but do not wish to be recorded, you will need to discuss the options for your participation with the research team.

How to get involved

If you would like more information or are interested in being part of the study, please contact:

Name: Dr Annie Herro, University of New South Wales

Email: a.herro@unsw.edu.au

Institution and investigator contact

Chief Investigator

Dr Craig Sinclair

Research Fellow

University of New South Wales

Work-life conflict and enrichment experiences of Australian social workers: A ten year follow up study

Key dates

October 2019-January 31, 2020

Participants sought

I am seeking all members of the AASW who are currently in paid employment (full-time or part-time) to participate in this important study.

About

There is mounting evidence linking work-life imbalance to reduced health and well-being among individuals and families. This study is a 10-year follow-up study of members of the AASW with the aim to determine if there are significant changes in work-family conflict and enrichment experiences of social workers and its impact on their psychological health and wellbeing; job satisfaction and family satisfaction.

What is involved

The study involves completion of two online surveys that are three months apart. Each survey will take approximately 20 minutes of your time.

How to get involved

Please access the survey by clicking on the link below. You will find detailed participant information including your consent for participation.

https://acu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bmtz0cK40tNlhfD

Institution and investigator contact

Australian Catholic University

Dr Parveen Kalliath

Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator

School of Allied Health (Social Work)

Email: parveen.kalliath@acu.edu.au

Tel: 02 6209 1125

Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT) - Opportunity to contribute to the validation of a new supervision competency tool

Key dates

Open until the 31 of October 2019

Participants sought

Supervisors and supervisees from any profession.

About

Are you currently participating in clinical supervision? Would you like to contribute to the development of a new supervision tool that assesses supervisors competency? We are conducting the final confirmatory study in a research project that aims to further validate the Generic Supervision Assessment Tool (GSAT). We invite you to participate in this research to help us to understand how the quality of clinical supervision practice can be assessed using this tool.

What is involved

Undertake an online survey designed to validate the GSAT. The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. Participants can enter in the draw to win a $200 Visa gift card. There is a separate survey for supervisees and supervisors.

How to get involved

Please access the survey and participant information statement at via the following separate links for supervisor and supervisee:

Supervisor

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSAT-SR

Supervisor QR Code

Supervisee

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GSAT-SE

Supervisee

Institution and investigator contact

Ms Sarah Hamilton

Sarah.hamilton@griffithuni.edu.au

School of Human Services and Social Work

Griffith University

Ph: 0415 559065

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers