Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
Prerequisites
1 Admission into MDPP-Master of Disability Policy and Practice
1a Admission into MDPPA-Master of Disability Policy and Practice [1.5 years]
1b Admission into MEDUOS-Master of Education
1c Admission into MEDHE-Master of Education (Higher Education)
1d Admission into MEDHEP-Master of Education (Higher Education) [1.5 years]
1e Admission into MEDLE-Master of Education (Languages Education)
1f Admission into MEDLEP-Master of Education (Languages Education) [1.5 years]
1g Admission into MTESOL-Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
1h Admission into GDPRM/EPSW-Graduate Diploma in Research Methods
1i Admission into MLE-Master of Leadership in Education
1j Admission into MCPEP-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
1k Admission into MED-Master of Education
1l Admission into MISE-Master of Inclusive and Specialised Education
1m Admission into MWPMHE-Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
1n Admission into GCE-Graduate Certificate in Education
1o Admission into MCPEPA-Master of Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice
1p Admission into MISEA-Master of Inclusive and Specialised Education
1q Admission into MEDUA-Master of Education
1r Admission into MLEA-Master of Leadership in Education
1s Admission into MWPMHEA-Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education
2 Admission into EDD-Doctor of Education
2a Admission into PHDCP-Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology)
2b Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
2c Admission into MEDER-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
2d Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
2e Admission into MEDOS-Master of Education
2f Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
2g Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
2h Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
2i Admission into MEDERP-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment) [1.5 years]
2j Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
2k Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
2l Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
2m Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
2n Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
2o Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
2p Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
3 Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3a Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3b Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
3c Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
4 108 units of study
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d or 2e or 2f or 2g or 2h or 2i or 2j or 2k or 2l or 2m or 2n or 2o or 2p)) or ((3 or 3a or 3b or 3c) and 4))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDES9801, EDES9801D has been successfully completed
Topic description
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.
Educational aims
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)