RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION

EDU5RME

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The aim in this subject is to present an overview of key issues involved in research including critical reading and consumption of research. Students are introduced to the theory, paradigms, methodology and differing approaches to research. Students will also choose to either a) develop a proposed study design (for those planning to undertake a minor thesis), or b) conduct a small action research project.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMargaret Robertson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into EMALC or RMEC or EDMEC or EDMELC or RMOEE or RMSE or EMTSC or subject coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Not available to students in the 1st semester of study except with the written approval of the course coordinator

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsResearch Methods in Education (7th Ed)RecommendedCohen, L., Manion, L. and Morrison, K. (2011)TAYLOR FRANCIS ROUTLEDGE: LONDON/NEW YORK
ReadingsDoing Research in the Real WorldRecommendedGray, D.E. (2013)SAGE: LONDON
ReadingsResearch and Evaluation in Education and Psychology (4th Ed)RecommendedMertens, D.M. (2014)SAGE: LOS ANGELES
ReadingsIntroduction to Research Methods in EducationRecommendedPunch, K.F. (2009)SAGE: LOS ANGELES

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of research as well as consideration of issues involved in the conceptualisation and design of research projects.

Activities:
Workshops and Reading materials

02. Demonstrate broad knowledge of strategies that can be used to evaluate teaching programs to improve student learning.

Activities:
Workshops and Reading materials

03. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research into how students learn and the implications for teaching.

Activities:
Workshops and Reading materials

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Week 10-25, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMargaret Robertson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 11 - 23
Seven 3.0 hours lecture/workshop every two weeks on weekdays at night from week 11 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 1: Online tasks, two sections, three due dates (2000 word equivalent in total)30 01, 02, 03
Assessment Task 2: Literature Review (3000 words)40 01, 02, 03
Assessment Task 3: Research Proposal (2000 words)30 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2018, Week 37-52, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMargaret Robertson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 37 - 48
Seven 3.0 hours lecture/workshop every two weeks on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Assessment Task 1: Online tasks, two sections, three due dates (2000 word equivalent in total)30 01, 02, 03
Assessment Task 2: Literature Review (3000 words)40 01, 02, 03
Assessment Task 3: Research Proposal (2000 words)30 01, 02, 03