RESEARCH APPROACHES TO PROFESSIONAL ISSUES B

EDU6RAB

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

EdD students are exposed to a range of methodological approaches that may be useful for their thesis. These include experimental, quasi-experimental and correlational designs as well as qualitative approaches such as historical, naturalistic, ethnographic and case study methods. Action research and other approaches to blending qualitative and quantitative methods are also examined. This subject represents the second semester of an all-year subject. In the second semester, students concentrate on the process of thesis proposal writing, data gathering, understanding the limitations of their design, the assumptions behind their proposal, and the extent to which they wittingly and unwittingly may influence the data.

SchoolEducation

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDonna Starks

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 6 - Doctoral

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesCandidates are required to undertake additional reading/research and independent study linking to the subject in their professional area

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Within/against: feminist research in education

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLather, P.

Year1991

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDEAKIN UNIVERSITY PRESS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Qualitative research for education: an introduction to theory and methods

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBogdan, R. and Biklen, S.K.

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherALLYN AND BACON

ISBN9780205482931

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Qualitative research practice in adult education

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWillis, P. and Neville, B.

Year1996

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherDAVID LOVELL

ISBN1-86355-056-9

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. A conceptual overview of contemporary perspectives on research.
02. An understanding of how to critically consume research.
03. An understanding of quality in research.
04. An understanding of essential elements of research.
05. An understanding of different approaches to research.
06. An understanding of how individual student research projects might be developed.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDonna Starks

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 h supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15,000-word research proposal There is one 15,000-word research proposal which combines the assessment for EDU6RAA and EDU6RAB.

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDonna Starks

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 h supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15,000-word research proposal There is one 15,000-word research proposal which combines the assessment for EDU6RAA and EDU6RAB.

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDonna Starks

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 h supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15,000-word research proposal There is one 15,000-word research proposal which combines the assessment for EDU6RAA and EDU6RAB.

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHoward Nicholas

Class requirements

Supervisor ConsultationWeek: 0 - 0
One 1.00 h supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 0 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 15,000-word research proposal There is one 15,000-word research proposal which combines the assessment for EDU6RAA and EDU6RAB.

N/AOtherIndividualNo100 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6