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Honours Dissertation EPF420




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 is the second in a sequence that aims to prepare and assist students in undertaking a substantial sustained piece of educational research. Students who complete this unit successfully will have: implemented a research design observing the appropriate ethical guidelines and constraints; completed planned data generation and data analysis relevant to the research design; completed a substantial written report (12,000 15,000 words) that is presented with due observance of the standards of academic writing and presentation; and made a public presentation of the completed research project.


Unit name Honours Dissertation
Unit code EPF420
Credit points 25
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 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • explain a range of research methods and techniques and justify the choice of methods in the context of the phenomenon/issue of investigation
  • use data analysis techniques appropriate for quantitative and qualitative data and 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 an independent academic project in an appropriate format, including use of academic language, correct citation and referencing conventions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
070101 $996.00 $996.00 not applicable $4,216.00
  • 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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AssessmentThesis (100%)
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