Research Proposal Social Work

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………….. 1.

1.1 Statement of the problem……………………………………………… 1.
1.2 Motivation for study………………………………………….…………. 2.
1.3 Goals of the study………………………………………………………. 2.

II. RESEARCH DESIGN………………………………………………... 3.

2.1 Type of Research Approach………………………………………….. 3.
2.2 Type of Research Design……………………………………………... 3.
2.3 Data Collecting Methods and Data Analysis…………………….... 3.
2.4 Population and Sampling Procedures……………………………… 4.
2.5 Anticipated Problems………….………………………………………. 5.
2.6 Procedures of Research Study………………………………………. 6.
2.7 Costing………………………………………………………….………… 7.
2.8 Ethical Issues……………………………………………………….…… 8.

III. CONCLUSION…………………………………….…………………… 9.

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This is applied research where a knowledge development objective is the end result (Blanche & Durrheim, 1999: 41).

2.2 Type of Research Design

A research design can be understood as the planning of any scientific research from the first to the last step. In this sense it is a program to guide the researcher in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting facts (Bless and Higson-Smith, 1995:63).

For the purpose of this study, the researcher intends to use a cross-sectional research design where all the data will be collected at the same time. The distribution of the research questionnaires will take place over a time period of two weeks where the main data will be collected from the respondents.

2.3 Data collecting methods and data analysis

The data gathering will be done with a questionnaire the researcher designed her self that will assess work satisfaction of social workers. The questionnaire is named the Questionnaire on Social Workers Work Satisfaction in Welfare Organizations. This questionnaire firstly has the objective to collect certain vital demographic information from the respondents. Secondly, it covers aspects on how the respondents perceived their work environment, their experiences in so far their work
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