1 x 2-hour lecture weekly 4 x 4-hour workshops per semester
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDES9801, EDES9801D has been successfully completed
This topic introduces students to the broad quantitative and qualitative approaches to research in the field of education. Students examine the key steps in the process of conducting research including identifying research problems, reviewing the literature, developing research questions, collecting and analysing data, and reporting and evaluating research. Students are asked to consider the context, nature and purposes of educational research. Current problems and issues in educational research are discussed. Students are encouraged to integrate their learning within their own research context.
This topic aims to:
engage students in a critical examination of a range of approaches to research in education
critically examine the similarities and differences between quantitative and qualitative research
develop an understanding of the key elements of the research process including: research problems, literature
reviews, research questions, collecting and analysing data; and reporting and evaluating research
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of this topic students will be able to:
identify and describe a variety of approaches to research, their similarities and differences, and arguments for and against the use of each approach
develop an understanding of the key elements of the research process including: research problems, literature reviews, research questions, collecting and analysing data; and reporting and evaluating research
critique at least two published articles that address an area of research from different philosophical perspectives. (and for EdD students: evaluate the extent to which these articles make an original contribution to policy and/or management and/or practice)
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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