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Applied Research Methodology (EDUC90848)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90848
Term 1 - Online
Term 3 - Online
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This subject is designed to provide students with an overview of the methodologies for conducting research in evaluation. In particular, the subject provides students with an introduction to the philosophical backgrounds and influences on social research, epistemological and ontological considerations, and the basic foundations of research design, logic of inquiry, and ethics of social research. Students will work on developing research questions and operationalise them to enable data gathering, analysis and interpretation as well as evaluate existing social research.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the various philosophical approaches to research
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic foundations of research design including ethical requirements of research involving human subjects
  • Formulate research questions and operationalise relevant constructs using appropriate tools
  • Evaluate social research literature to make informed decisions

Last updated: 23 January 2019