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.
Module 1: Exploring questions, aims & objectives
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
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:|
|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|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- identify and justify a research topic, aims and objectives within a research paradigm, approach and design
- conceptualise data in a variety of ways and identify and apply methods for collecting and analysing data
- identify and address ethical issues related to research in an educational context
- understand ways of conceptualising, presenting and discussing findings
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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