Courses & Units

Honours Project Planning & Development EPF410




Students selected into one of the following: Faculty of Education Honours courses, B.Ed(Hons), B.Ed (Primary)(Hons), B.Ed (Early Childhood) (Hons) course will undertake this unit.
This unit aims to prepare and assist students in developing the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake a substantial sustained piece of educational research. Students who complete this unit successfully will have: developed a thorough and detailed research proposal that outlines the research problem, provides an argument supported by relevant substantive theory, and details the research design; obtained ethical clearance from the relevant committees and authorities to undertake the research; developed a substantial and critical literature review that provides a coherent argument that supports the research investigation; planned data generation and data analysis relevant to the research design; planned and commenced the presentation of a substantial written report.


Unit name Honours Project Planning & Development
Unit code EPF410
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Kira Patterson
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • identify, locate and retrieve information from a range of sources to produce a thorough and critical literature review that demonstrates a breadth and depth of knowledge of the phenomenon/issue of investigation
  • explain a range of research methods and techniques and justify the choice of methods in the context of the phenomenon/issue of investigation
  • choose data analysis techniques appropriate for quantitative and/or qualitative data and be able to apply these appropriately in the context of undertaking a specific project
  • recognise and explain a range of ethical issues that arise in undertaking research in the social sciences, and the appropriate ways of addressing these within a research context
  • present verbal and written reports of research to academic and professional audiences
  • plan a piece of sustained scholarly research work and compile specific sections of the work within set timeframes
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
070101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentPlan (45%)|Research Paper (55%)
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