The Graduate Certificate in Educational Research, Evaluation and Assessment is an 18-unit course offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work and is available in an internal mode of delivery.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Research, Evaluation and Assessment articulates with the Master of Education.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved higher education institution.
However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The Graduate Certificate in Educational Research, Evaluation and Assessment aims to provide students with opportunities to:
- examine research principles and methods and to apply those principles and methods in the evaluation and design of research into current educational issues
- combine the study of research design and methods, evaluation and assessment with a principal focus on key contemporary educational policy issues
- enable graduates to use quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method research designs in educational policy research and program evaluation
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- critically evaluate current theory and research in selected areas of educational and social policy and practice
- appraise recent writing in education from an informed critical perspective
- integrate research principles and methods to plan and construct research proposals to investigate current educational issues
- assess research traditions, principles and methods when designing research about current educational issues/practices
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Research, Evaluation and Assessment, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP, or better, in each topic according to the program of study below.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Core - Year 1 topics
18 units comprising:
EDUC9762 Introduction to Statistics (4.5 units)
EDUC9763 Survey and Questionnaire Methods (4.5 units)
EDUC9766 Multivariate Statistics for Educational Research (4.5 units)
EDUC9769 Measuring Educational Achievement (4.5 units)