Writer’s choice Analysis of a Risk Decision Practice Study Essay
Length: 2,00 words Submission by: 10am 23rd May at 10am
During your second Practice Learning Opportunity (PLO2) you are required to complete one Practice Study Essay of 2,500 words. The aim of the Practice Study essay is to provide a critical analysis of one risk decision that you have taken during your PLO2.
If you are a student undertaking another programme (e.g. MSc in Advanced Social Work Studies) you must consult Section. 2 for additional clarifications.
All students enrolled in SW50017 are required to undertake this assignment in order to pass this module.
1. The Brief:
This means that the focus of your assignment needs to be on your own practice – exploring the main concepts/areas of thinking that impact on your decision.
You are required to identify and analyse a decision which has risk as a central component. The study should be clearly focused on analysing rather than justifying your decision, including drawing attention to any debates or dilemmas in the literature or from your perspective and include some of the following focus points:
• defensible decision making (understanding, processes),
• Interpretations of SSSC Code of Practice,
• cross-cultural sensitisation (including debates around cultural relativism),
• uncertainty, risk aversion and the notion of ‘risk’ and how it can be/ was conceptualised,
• neoliberalism/managerialism and
• outcome-based evaluation of decisions. These concepts need to be defined, incorporating any debates about their meaning.
You are free to choose the risk decision that you wish to analyse. However, it is strongly recommended that you select a decision that can be clearly and concisely articulated, and you should spend the minimum of the word count describing the context – please keep this as short and succinct as possible. You should substantiate your argument by drawing upon scholarly literature (books, journals, book chapters, think tank reports) which needs to be cited in text and in a reference list at the conclusion of your essay.