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Unit details

EXR781 - Education Research Methodology

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings:

Trimester 1 (B, X), trimester 2 (X)

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Rawolle
Campus contact:

J Moss (B), L Harrison (X)

Prerequisite:

Entry requires a WAM of 70% or higher. Exceptions to this prerequisite must be approved by the Unit Chair.

Incompatible with:

EXR780

Contact hours:

Equivalent to 3 hours per week

Note:

This unit requires online access and students will be required to access several library modules designed to support this unit.

Content

This unit introduces students to a selection of research methodologies and examines the theoretical frameworks that position different approaches to education research. Students investigate the key tasks and decisions involved in developing sound research proposals and investigate how these activities are themselves shaped by the broader concept of research methodology. The unit introduces different methods of data collection and analysis and examines how these processes are related to research questions and methodological coherence. Students are asked to think critically about their own research problems and how these may be investigated most suitably by drawing on a particular research methodology. Students are introduced to research ethics, examples of ethical issues frequently experienced in education research.

Assessment

A written assignment that:

  • identifies a problem and research question; and
  • reflects on how the problem and question are informed by relevant literature.

(50%, 3000 words)

 

A written assignment that outlines a potential research proposal which:

  • restates the research question;
  • justifies a methodological approach for the research;
  • identifies methods; and
  • draws critically on relevant literature.

(50%, 3000 words)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$706$565$565$1872$2394

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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