RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION

EDU5RME

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject provides an introduction to educational research and will help you to develop your research skills. We will examine the nature and purpose of research, working with theories and concepts, critically evaluating literature, and exploring the purposes and characteristics of different approaches to research. You will also learn how to prepare for and execute a research project.

SchoolEducation

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKate O'Connor

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWorkshops and Reading materials

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into EMALC or RMEC or EDMEC or EDMELC or RMOEE or RMSE or EMTSC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsNot available to students in the 1st semester of study except with the written approval of the course coordinator

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Introduction to Research Methods in Education

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPunch, K.F.

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSAGE

ISBN144624332X, 9781446243329

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Doing Research in the Real World

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGray, D.E.

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSAGE

ISBN1446297527, 9781446297520

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Research Methods in Education

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCohen, L., Manion, L. and Morrison, K.

Year2013

Edition/Volume7th

PublisherTAYLOR FRANCIS ROUTLEDGE: LONDON/NEW YORK

ISBN1135721963, 9781135721961

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMertens, D.M.

Year2019

Edition/Volume5th

PublisherSAGE

ISBN1544333757, 9781544333755

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the process involved in the conduct of research
02. Demonstrate critical and reflective analysis of current issues in research in education
03. Synthesise and apply the knowledge gained in this course to plan a research project

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate O'Connor

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Ten 3.00 h lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays at night from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assessment Task 1: Online tasks (2500 word equivalent in total)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Assessment Task 2: Literature Review (3000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Assessment Task 3: Research Proposal (4000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate O'Connor

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 3.00 h lecture/seminar per study period on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assessment Task 1: Online tasks (2500 word equivalent in total)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Assessment Task 2: Literature Review (3000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Assessment Task 3: Research Proposal (4000 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3