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Unit description

Supports the identification and exploratory application of an appropriate methodology for a specific research problem in education. Students learn research skills through the selection of a research paradigm, theoretical approach, methodology and research design for this problem. They explore different ways of conceptualising data to develop and/or apply ethical methods for collecting and analysing data and presenting and discussing research findings. Quantitative, Qualitative, Mixed Methods, Arts-based and Post-qualitative approaches to inquiry will be explored. 

Unit content

Module 1: Exploring questions, aims & objective

Module 2: Exploring paradigms, approaches and ethical designs

Module 3: Ways of conceptualising and collecting data

Module 4: Ways of exploring and analysing data

Module 5: Ways of presenting findings 

Module 6: Ways of discussing data and making meaning

Learning outcomes

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:
1identify and justify a research topic, aims and objectives within a research paradigm, approach and design
2conceptualise data in a variety of ways and identify and apply methods for collecting and analysing data
3identify and address ethical issues related to research in an educational context
4understand ways of conceptualising, presenting and discussing findings

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

  1. identify and justify a research topic, aims and objectives within a research paradigm, approach and design
  2. conceptualise data in a variety of ways and identify and apply methods for collecting and analysing data
  3. identify and address ethical issues related to research in an educational context
  4. understand ways of conceptualising, presenting and discussing findings

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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