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This unit is required for potential Faculty of Education Honours students.


This unit is designed to give prospective Honours students an appreciation of the significance of research and provide students with research skills, knowledge and understandings that will enable them to undertake an honours research project. The unit will encourage critical understanding of qualitative and quantitative traditions and approaches in research and explore the research process from design to reporting. Students will be challenged to apply concepts and critically engage with issues as they relate to personal research interests and plans.

Summary 2021

Unit name Introduction to Research Methods
Unit code ESP318
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr. Kira Patterson

Teaching staff


Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

1 x 1 hr lecture (weeks 1-13), 1 x 2 hr tutorial (weeks 2-13); Flexible delivery mode with online readings and learning activities


Development of Research Questions (40%), Research Proposal (60%)

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