EDX712 - Theory and Methodology in Education Research


2023 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:




Students enrolled in course E761 and E763 should have passed EPR782 and EDX701.



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.

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

Unit Fee Information

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