This topic is no longer available. See below for details for 2019.
Semester 1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
Non-Semester 3 x 7-hour intensive workshops per semester
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDES9821, EDES9821D has been successfully completed
Students should be familiar with Word and Excel or similar programs.
This topic will focus on survey and questionnaire research methods, with special emphasis on mixed method design and data collection procedures. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be outlined in the development of surveys and questionnaires for educational research.
This topic aims to:
develop students' understanding of the role of research in the analysis of educational issues
expose students to different approaches to research design as well as data collection and analysis of numeric and text-based data
provide knowledge of survey and questionnaire methods
develop a general understanding of scale development
develop students' ability to select and use appropriate means of data presentation, analysis and interpretation
develop students' understanding of the link between epistemology, methodology and theoretical explanations in education
develop skills in qualitative (open-ended) question construction and thematic analysis
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the topic, students will be able to:
assess and select designs and procedures appropriate to the purpose and needs of the research
demonstrate a critical appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of a range of research methods
design, evaluate, and critique survey instruments that gather information about attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours
apply principles of validity and reliability in the design of questionnaires and survey instruments
critique, choose, and use some data analysis and thematic analysis strategies
demonstrate an understanding of the strengths and limitations of personal interviews, telephone surveys, internet surveys, mail surveys and other self-administered questionnaires
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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