RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION

EDU5RME

2019

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to educational research and key issues involved in educational research including critical reading and informed consumption of research. You will be engaged with ideas related to theories, paradigms, methodologies, methods, and differing purposes for and approaches to educational research. These foundations assist students to understand the contexts of educational research and various ways of undertaking it ethically and responsibly

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTroy Heffernan

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 informed understanding of educational research and issues involved in the conceptualisation, design, enactment and evaluation of educational research.

Activities:
Workshops and Reading materials

02. Investigate and apply theoretical knowledge and methodological strategies for enhancing learning and teaching through educational research.

Activities:
Workshops and Reading materials

03. Critically analyse and evaluate educational research for the purpose of improving practice.

Activities:
Workshops and Reading materials

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCraig Deed

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Three 8.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on saturday during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Saturday August 11th, Saturday September 1st, Saturday September 15th"

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Three 3.5 hours lecture/seminar per study period on sunday during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Sunday August 12th, Sunday September 2nd, Sunday September 16th"

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, 2019, Week 10-25, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTroy Heffernan

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 11 - 23
Six 3.0 hours lecture/workshop every two weeks on weekdays at night from week 11 to week 23 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lecture/Workshop dates are: 13th & 27th March, 10th April and 1st, 15th, 29th May"

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, 2019, Semester 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTroy Heffernan

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.
"Lecture/Workshop dates are: 31st July, 7th & 14th August, 11th & 18th September, 9th & 16th October"

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