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Unit of Study EDU93001 - Research Methods in Education (2016)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit typeo

    PG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • AQF level

    9

  • Level of learning

    Advanced

  • Former School/College

  • Co-requisites

      EDU01551 Enquiry I: Qualitative Research in Education

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the role, function and potential impact of different types of research in educational contexts
2 analyse the relationship between epistemology, theory, methodology and methods in educational research
3 identify and justify the most appropriate research approach to address an identified educational problem, issue, or knowledge need
4 select appropriate qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods for such a study
5 describe the approaches taken to analysing data
6 identify and address ethical issues related to research in an educational context
7 develop a proposal and ethics application for a small scale study in an education context.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the role, function and potential impact of different types of research in educational contexts
    • GA1:
  2. analyse the relationship between epistemology, theory, methodology and methods in educational research
    • GA1:
  3. identify and justify the most appropriate research approach to address an identified educational problem, issue, or knowledge need
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  4. select appropriate qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods for such a study
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  5. describe the approaches taken to analysing data
    • GA1:
  6. identify and address ethical issues related to research in an educational context
    • GA3:
  7. develop a proposal and ethics application for a small scale study in an education context.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:

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