EDX712 - Theory and Methodology in Education Research


2022 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
Cohort rule:




Students enrolled in course E761 and E763 should have passed EDX701, and 1 unit from EPR712 or EPR732.  

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.



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


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.

Hurdle requirement

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

Unit Fee Information

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