Understanding the experiences and psychological impacts of the 1990’s war in the Former Yugoslavia on individuals who fled the conflict and resettled in Australia as refugees


  • Alex Injac BSW Undergraduate student University of Sydney


War, Social Work, Refugee, Interview, Serbia


As part of my studies in ‘Research Skills for Social Change’ unit, I have spent the last twelve weeks collating information and conducting a small-scale research plan. I will firstly address the significance of research in social work practise and consider the methodological choice I opted for, including its utilisation for data collection. I will make reference to the ethical issues that arose in my research plan and the significance that the research question had to me. I intend to present my findings whilst linking it back to existing literature on the topic. I will refer to the changes I made from my proposed research plan, to my current refined one. Finally, I shall discuss what I learnt about research from my project and how I will use these learning experiences and skills in my future research as a social worker.


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