EDX712 - Theory and Methodology in Education Research

Year:

2020 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
Prerequisite:

EDX701

E761.2 and E763.2 successful completion of 8 units including EPR712 or EPR732, and EDX701 plus an overall WAM of 70%

Note: 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.

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 synchoronous sessions during the placement.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-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

Content

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.

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