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EDX712 - Theory and Methodology in Education Research

Unit details


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Trimester 1: Shaun Rawolle

Trimester 2: Mary Dixon

Trimester 3: Amanda Keddie



It is strongly recommended that EDX701 be completed prior to EDX712, however the two units may be taken concurrently on approval of the Course Director due to the highly pressurised nature of this option.



Incompatible with:

AIX708, EDX702

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. A minimum of two Blackboard Collaborate sessions will be conducted during the trimester.


This unit is designed to assist students to develop their understanding and skills in applying contemporary theories and methodologies in education research, including qualitative, quantitative, blended and mixed methodologies. Students’ knowledge and skills are developed through an engagement with different theoretical, analytic and conceptual frameworks, and considerations of research ethics when applied to research problems. The benefits and limitations of various research design elements, including theories, methodologies, methods and analytic instruments will be examined from multiple research perspectives or contexts. A research proposal is developed.


Group Methodology Website, 2000 words, 40%

Research Proposal, 3000 words, 60%

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