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Doctor of Education Thesis Proposal (EDUC90319)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90319
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The student will prepare under supervision a thesis proposal, providing a clear indication of the nature and purpose of the research to be undertaken in the D.Ed thesis. The proposal should contain:

  • a clear statement of the purpose of the research and the research question(s) being investigated;
  • a justification of why the chosen topic is a worthwhile one to research;
  • a substantial overview and critical discussion of research already done in the area available in the research literature;
  • a critical discussion of the research methodology proposed, showing its appropriateness for answering the research question(s); and
  • an outline of the research design and the timeline for implementing it.

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • define a viable topic for research;
  • undertake a literature review of research already undertaken on the topic;
  • define an appropriate methodology for investigating the topic.

Generic skills

  • Ability to define an area requiring investigation
  • Synthesis and critical analysis of research literature
  • Ability to produce a sustained piece of academic writing.

Last updated: 8 August 2019