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In this subject, students will develop an understanding of how to appraise and plan 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 for a substantial research project which they will undertake in the subject ‘Research Project in Education’.
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.
In this subject, students will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base.
- Reflection for continuous improvement.
- Linking theory and practice.
- Inquiry and research.
- Active and participatory citizenship.
Last updated: 10 February 2024