RESEARCH APPROACHES TO PROFESSIONAL ISSUES B

EDU6RAB

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

EdD students are exposed to a range of methodological approaches that may be useful for their thesis. These include experimental, quasi-experimental and correlational designs as well as qualitative approaches such as historical, naturalistic, ethnographic and case study methods. Action research and other approaches to blending qualitative and quantitative methods are also examined. This subject represents the second semester of an all-year subject. In the second semester, students concentrate on the process of thesis proposal writing, data gathering, understanding the limitations of their design, the assumptions behind their proposal, and the extent to which they wittingly and unwittingly may influence the data.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMargaret Robertson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsQualitative research for education: an introduction to theory and methods,RecommendedBogdan, R. and Biklen, S.K.ALLYN AND BACON, 1992.
ReadingsQualitative research practice in adult education,RecommendedWillis, P. and Neville, B. (eds)DAVID LOVELL, 1996.
ReadingsWithin/against: feminist research in education,RecommendedLather, P.DEAKIN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1991.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. A conceptual overview of contemporary perspectives on research.

Activities:
TBE

02. An understanding of how to critically consume research.

Activities:
TBE

03. An understanding of quality in research.

Activities:
TBE

04. An understanding of essential elements of research.

Activities:
TBE

05. An understanding of different approaches to research.

Activities:
TBE

06. An understanding of how individual student research projects might be developed.

Activities:
TBE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSally Knipe

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15,000-word research proposalThere is one 15,000-word research proposal which combines the assessment for EDU6RAA and EDU6RAB.100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMary Keeffe

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15,000-word research proposalThere is one 15,000-word research proposal which combines the assessment for EDU6RAA and EDU6RAB.100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMargaret Robertson

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15,000-word research proposalThere is one 15,000-word research proposal which combines the assessment for EDU6RAA and EDU6RAB.100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMargaret Robertson

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation
One 1.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 15,000-word research proposalThere is one 15,000-word research proposal which combines the assessment for EDU6RAA and EDU6RAB.100 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06