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EDX712 - Theory and Methodology in Education Research

Unit details

Year2019 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
Trimester 1 Unit Chair:

Shaun Rawolle

Trimester 2 Unit Chair:

Mary Dixon

Trimester 3 Unit Chair:

Robin Bellingham



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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Weekly independent and collaborative learning activities. A minimum of two Blackboard Collaborate sessions will be conducted during the trimester. Time engaging in learning activities is expected to total a combined equivalent of 8-10 hours per week.


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.


Assessment 1 - Group Methodology Website (2000 words) - 40%

Assessment 2 - Research Proposal (3000 words) - 60%

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