EDX712 - Theory and Methodology in Education Research


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Trimester 2: Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


E763 students should have passed EDX701 and EPR782

E761 students should have passed EDX701 and EPR782 or ECE733

Note: Students who enrol concurrently in EDX712 and EDX703 must have arranged supervision prior to commencement of the trimester

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: AIX708, EDX702
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

In Person Attendance Requirements: Students who are completing professional experience (placements) are not required to attend classes or scheduled synchronous sessions during the placement.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - 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.

Hurdle requirement

Both assessment tasks must be passed in order to pass the unit

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