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Education Research Design (EDUC90558)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 37.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90558
Year Long
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In this subject, students gain experience in designing a substantial educational research investigation that could be subsequently used to inform the development of a PhD proposal. Students negotiate to undertake the completion of a theoretically and methodologically defensible research proposal, in an area of interest, with assistance from an academic supervisor.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to

  1. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in an area of contemporary research in education
  2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the purpose of research methodology
  3. Understand the theoretical context of an issue of concern in education)
  4. Critically assess the purpose of selected research methodologies
  5. Identify ethical challenges in the education research process
  6. Design a significant research project in education
  7. Communicate the plan for research
  8. Demonstrate a capacity to engage in reflective, critical discussion of the area of particular interest

Generic skills

This subject will develop the following set of generic skills:

1. Critical reasoning and thinking in educational research
2. Appraisal of education research debates and practices
3. Evaluation and communication of education research and practice

Last updated: 15 August 2019