This unit will only be offered subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.
This unit is an introduction to research as an inquiry. In this unit, you will consider the importance of impetus in your proposed research. You will also learn the importance of developing succinct and robust research questions. You will consider the similarities and differences between qualitative and quantitative enquiry and identify which approach will be most suitable for your research inquiry. An important part of this unit will be for you to think about your research inquiry including ethical considerations and hold it up to critical examination and possible revision.
|Unit name||Understanding Educational Inquiry|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- To demonstrate the impetus of your proposed research and demonstrate how your research will contribute to theoretical understanding.
- To use scholarly literature to generate robust, theoretically informed research questions.
- To compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research paradigms and demonstrate which paradigm is most appropriate for your proposed research.
- To demonstrate an understanding of ethical considerations for proposed research.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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On-line discussion and activities
Task 1: 2 x Discussion Board Posts and Responses, 200-300 words per topic (50% total)
Task 2: Research paper, 2500-3500 words (50%)
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