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EXR491 - Designing and Developing a Research Project

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in E421 or E430 course.

Unit chair:B Yim




Incompatible with:

EXR490, EXR790

Contact hours:

1 X 1 hour online Class per week

1 X 2 hour online Seminar per week

3 hours monthly face-to-face intensive


This unit is develops students’ understanding of the tasks and key decisions involved in sound research design. It is the second in a two unit sequence which will prepare students to undertake the minor thesis (EXR498/EXR499) component of their Honours course.

Education Research Proposal builds on students’ understanding of research to develop a detailed and well-argued research proposal. If necessary, students will also be expected to apply for ethics approval to conduct the research. Students work with supervisors to refine and analyse their research question and construct an individual study program to support the development of their proposal. The study program will draw from a range of library-based modules on the major components of a research project including:

  • the literature review
  • research methodology and theoretical framework
  • research methods
  • research integrity and ethics

The individual study program will allow students to develop a research proposal informed by current education research theory and practice to address their research question.


Literature review 40% (1600 words)

Research proposal 60% (2400 words)

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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