EDUCATION RESEARCH METHODS A
Credit points: 30
In this subject, purposes and methods of educational research and methodological problems associated with rival approaches are considered. The selection and definition of a research problem, conducting literature reviews and writing of a research proposal are addressed. Principles and practices of empirical research, experimental, quasi-experimental and ex post facto research, coding, analysis of numeric data and statistical procedures are also examined. Ethical development of research and compliance with ethics committee approval is addressed. Case study designs, techniques associated with ethnographic research, coding, analysis and interpretation of textual data will is an integral part of this unit.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorDiane Itter
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Prerequisites Requires coordinator's approval
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Educational Research: planning, conducting and evaluating||Prescribed||Cresswell, J. (2005)||2ND EDITION, PEARSON|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Develop a researchable question that can be answered using appropriate methodology and answered within an appropriate time frame.
02. Develop the research design for an educational research project using appropriate methodology and data analysis techniques.
03. Demonstrate an awareness of the broader ethical issues associated with research in education.
04. Draft a thematic literature review that problematises and contextualises a research question and demonstrate an understanding of the form and function of a literature review through critiquing and providing formative feedback for a peer.
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Bendigo, 2015, Week 47-22, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDiane Itter
Two 1.0 days workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus online learning"
|a 3,000 word method proposal||40||01, 02, 03|
|a 4,500 word review of literature assignment||60||04|