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RESEARCH METHODS IN OUTDOOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

OED4RMO

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are provided with an introduction to research in education largely from a qualitative perspective. Students study question formulation, literature analysis, research design, research methods, sampling, data collection, data analysis, and research report writing. Students develop a research proposal.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Lawrence

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsResearch Methods in the Social SciencesRecommendedSomekh, B. and Lewin, C. (Eds)LONDON: SAGE PUBLICATIONS, 2005

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop a researchable question that can be answered using appropriate methodology and answered within an appropriate time frame

Activities:
Lectures. Written work that demonstrates the relevant critical skills and relevant concepts. Written work that effectively mobilises relevant critical and/or theoretical material in the course of developing an original argument.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills(Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Develop the research design for an educational research project using appropriate methodology and data analysis techniques

Activities:
Lectures. Written work that demonstrates the relevant critical skills and relevant concepts. Written work effectively mobilises relevant critical and/or theoretical material in the course of developing an original argument.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills(Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Produce a research proposal in accordance with academic conventions

Activities:
Lectures. Written work that demonstrates the relevant critical skills and relevant concepts. Written work that effectively mobilises relevant critical and/or theoretical material in the course of developing an original argument.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills(Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Demonstrate an awareness of the broader ethical issues associated with research

Activities:
Lectures. Independent research into the broader ethical issues associated with research in the course of developing an original argument.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills(Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills(Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills(Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills(Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Lawrence

Class requirements

Lecture
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Honours Minor Thesis Proposal (4500 words)10001, 02, 03, 04