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In this subject, students will develop an understanding of how to appraise, plan, implement and disseminate research in education. Students will participate in a series of lectures and seminars, focusing on: what constitutes research in education; the function of a literature review; methodologies and methods in education research; key issues in research ethics; the management and analysis of data and the fundamentals of research writing. Students will develop a research proposal with guidance from a supervisor, and present an overview of the aims and significance of their proposed project.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of current research in a particular area of education;
- Demonstrate knowledge of the processes in the conduct of research;
- Design a feasible project for independent research;
- Undertake a literature review of research already undertaken on a topic relevant to their proposed study;
- Define an appropriate methodology for investigating the topic;
- Participate in reflective and critical discussion of current issues in research in education.
This subject develops the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and thinking
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Learning to learn and metacognition
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
- Reflection for continuous improvement
- Linking theory and practice
- Inquiry and research
- Active and participatory citizenship.
Last updated: 3 November 2022