ANZASW Practice Standard 8/SWRB Core Competency 5: Research & Survey Participation Invites

Currently there are no Research Participation Invite Request…

Kelsi Field is currently completing her Masters of Applied Social Work through Massey University. As part of the course requirements she is required to undertake a small research project.

For her research project she would like to find out Social Workers’ views of the Crimes (substituted section 59) Amendment Act 2007.

She would like to invite you to participate in this research project and would value your view points and knowledge around the topic.


  • Participants with experience in working with families.
  • Have a sound knowledge of the English language

It is anticipated that one interview of around an hour (via Skype or zoom), plus about 15 minutes will be required for you to read and sign off on the transcribed recording which will be needed in the weeks following the interview.

This project has been evaluated by peer review and has gone through a Massey University Human Ethics Application, which judged it to be low risk (ethics number).

If you are interested in participating in this research please contact me by email.

Ashleigh Price is a student in her final year of the Master of Professional Practice programme at Whitireia Community Polytechnic. To fulfil the requirements of this degree she is undertaking a research thesis.

The aim of the research is to understand the subjective and lived experiences of social workers practicing in NGO’s in the current socio-political and economic climate. Ashleigh wishes to explore how government policy impacts on social workers’ practice in non-government organisations. She also hopes to understand how social workers apply and maintain ethical principles and standards in the current socio–economic climate.


  • hold a professional social work qualification and registration.
  • have a minimum of two years’ experience practising social work in a non-government organisation.
  • do not know the researcher in a professional or personal capacity.
  • are members of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers.

If you are interested in participating and meet these criteria, Ashleigh would like to invite you to participate in this research. If you would like to participate, it will involve being available for a one-hour semi-structured face to face interview, either in person or via Skype. She is based in Wellington and is available to meet at Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Porirua Campus), your workplace, or a neutral venue. The interview will be recorded and transcribed. After completion of the interview, a copy of the transcript will be sent to you. You will be free to withdraw from the research at any time.

If you are interested in participating in this research thesis, please contact Ashleigh directly & further information will be provided.

Feel free to contact Ashleigh if you have any questions about the research.

Ashleigh Price
mobile: 0212377355

Ki ngā kaimahi o ngā hau e wha …

  • Are you a Māori social worker?
  • Are you or have you worked in the Social Services for over three years?
  • Have you and your whānau overcome challenge and adversity?
  • Are you and your whānau willing to talk about your experiences of whānau and how this might impact on your social work practice?

If you have answered yes to these questions, I would like to meet with and interview you for my research.  If you are interested in participating in this study, please contact me and I will send you further information.

Please forward this panui onto anyone you think may be interested in taking part in this Massey University Human Ethics Committee approved research.


Andrea (Ange) Makere Watson
School of Social Work
Massey University
Palmerston North
Ph: 06) 951-8026 or 027-3934-770