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EDR8802 Foundation Methods for Research in Education

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: EDR8801

Overview

Increasing demands for accountability in educational settings have resulted in the need for professionals and administrators in educational settings to be aware of and competent in the use of effective research-based methods to evaluate educational interventions and programs. Ethical reflective practitioners, scholar-practitioners, need to understand how to critically appraise evidence-based practices that are subject to critical analysis and evaluation by research methods.

This course introduces learners to the theory and practices of research methods suited to evaluation of educational interventions/programs conducted by reflective practitioners. Students will develop their understanding of different approaches to, and models of, research methods for educational evaluation; consider responses to ethical issues in the processes of evaluation; explore concepts and practices of qualitative and quantitative methods; understand data, data collection, and data analysis strategies. An intention of this course is to inform students' considerations of the methodological approach to the capstone master degree project.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 17 May 2022