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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with foundational knowledge required to read and understand educational research and to use and conduct appropriate research in the classroom to inform professional practice. Students develop understanding about the theories and practice associated with teachers as researchers and the role of the research in educational practice. The focus is on research skill development in the key areas of critiquing educational research, developing an appropriate proposal as well as research design and collecting and analysing data. These skills are fundamental to the case study research of professional teaching practice in EDU5TRP


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles-Keogh

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Assumed knowledgeN/A


Research methods in the social sciences

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorSomekh, B. & Lewin, C.





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Career Ready


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. Understand educational research literature and begin to evaluate research methods and results
02. Recognise how the beliefs, values, and theoretical perspective of the researcher influence what is researched and the methods used
03. Be aware of ethical issues in research design and implementation, particularly notions of permission, informed consent and minors (children and young people under 18 years old)
04. Identify an area of inquiry, to design and conduct a small scale case-study research of your own professional practice

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