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Area/Catalogue
EDUC 5216

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
156701

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Education

Course aim

To develop students’ capacity to design a research study incorporating appropriate conceptual, methodological
and ethical requirements.

Course content

Students will critically analyse literature related to a research topic of interest and articulate appropriate methodological and conceptual frameworks to inform the research design of a thesis in Education. Students will also critically appraise the ethical implications of research approaches and communicate research plans using relevant standards and conventions.

Textbook(s)

Cresswell, JW 2013, Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods, 3rd edition, Sage Publications, UK; Singapore

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Workshop 6 hours x 5 days
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
External (Online activities) 2.5 hours x 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
INTERNAL, MAGILL (INTENSIVE)
Literature review 2500 words 30% N/A
Research proposal 5000 words 55% N/A
Presentation N/A 15% 30 minutes
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Literature review 2500 words 30% N/A
Research proposal 5000 words 55% N/A
Presentation N/A 15% 30 minutes

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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