RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION

EDU5RME

2014

Credit points: 30

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

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 also introduced to the theory, paradigm, 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.

FacultyFaculty 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

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsResearch Methods in Education (6th Ed)PrescribedCohen, L., Manion, L. and Morrison, K.ROUTLEDGEFALMER LONDON/NEW YORK. NOTE: AVAILABLE ONLINE THROUGH THE LA TROBE UNIV. LIBRARY CATALOGUE
ReadingsWhat does Good Education Research Look Like? Situating a Field and its PracticesPrescribedYates, L.OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS, LONDON, 2004

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVaughan Prain

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop
Seven 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
a project report OR a proposed study design (2000-words equivalent)30
one 3000-word essay40
online contribution and reading log (2000-words equivalent)Discussions and journal entries for online contribution30

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMargaret Robertson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
Seven 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
a project report OR a proposed study design (2000-words equivalent)30
one 3000-word essay40
online contribution and reading log (2000-words equivalent)Discussions and journal entries for online contribution30

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMargaret Robertson

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Seven 3.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
a project report OR a proposed study design (2000-words equivalent)30
one 3000-word essay40
online contribution and reading log (2000-words equivalent)Discussions and journal entries for online contribution30