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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 8027

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Course Level

globe-earth-geography

Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
012340

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2021.

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Education Futures

Course aim

To provide students with an overview of the research methods and possibilities available to them, opportunities to clarify their research agenda and opportunities to identify the research methods appropriate to their research agenda and context(s).

Course content

The major research paradigms - positivist, hermeneutic, critical and postcritical-and their epistemological bases; major debates e.g. the quantitative/qualitative, empirical/ theoretical constructions; ethical, representational and evidence questions; methodological options e.g. survey, ethnography, case study, action research, narrative; history of and current issues in practitioner research; strategies for reading research methodologically.

Textbook(s)

Coleman, M & Briggs, AJ 2002, Research Methods in Educational Leadership and Management, Paul Chapman Publishing, London

Anderson, G, Herr, K & Nihlen, AS 1994, Studying Your Own School, Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
EDUC 8025 Reading Educational Policy Research
EDUC 8026 Critical Reflective Writing in Education

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External 260 hours x over 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Research Question 3000 words Pass/Fail N/A
Research Proposal 6000 words Pass/Fail N/A

Note: This is a non-graded course and your result will be a pass or fail.

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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