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How to Design a Research Project (EDUC90870)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90870
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Summer Term
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This subject provides an elementary orientation and foundation allowing doctoral students to focus and start building their own research projects. It covers key conceptual and practical issues concerning research design, through exploring and dissecting key examples of leading educational research. In consultation with their supervisors, and starting from their own initial research proposals, students will work toward developing a better understanding of the adequate focus and overall design of their own research projects. This will be achieved through them identifying and debating a) the core research question(s) of their own research projects, and b) the sort of research approach that would be appropriate to the question(s) at hand.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, it is expected that the participating doctoral students will have developed:

  • Their capacity to design and plan a comprehensive research project.
  • Their capacity to identify and formulate a viable research question(s).
  • An elementary understanding of how to best operationalise their research question(s).
  • An advanced understanding of current approaches in educational research.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, it is expected that participating doctoral students will possess:

  • An advanced ability to identify and formulate viable research questions.
  • The conceptual capacity to design and plan a comprehensive research project.
  • Developed research project management skills.

Last updated: 3 April 2019