This unit provides an introduction to research approaches and techniques relevant to undertaking research projects in education. The unit is designed to engage students at a sufficient breadth and depth to enable them to (a) identify a researchable issue, topic or question, (b) identify and plan a research approach appropriate for a project, (c) conceptualise and construct a human ethics application and (c) argue a coherent methodology.
|Unit name||Foundations of Educational Research|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of Education
School of Education
|Discipline||School of Education|
Dr Jenny McMahon
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Spring school (extended)||30/10/2017||23/11/2017||22/12/2017||13/2/2018|
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $1,587.00||2017: $3,806.00||070303|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Online: fully online with weekly readings and activities
AT1: Research Proposal (40%); AT2: Introduction, Literature Review and Method (60%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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