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Research Methods B

Enrolment code: ESG703

Offered: Launceston: may be taken in summer school OR semester 1, Distance education: may be taken in summer school OR semester 1

Special note: restricted to students enrolled in the Master of Education (Honours) course

Unit description:

Participants in this unit continue to review research approaches and techniques with a view to planning a research project in education. Each student is expected to (a) identify a researchable issue, topic or question, (b) develop an approach that links purpose, data types, collection techniques, analysis and presentation, and (c) argue a coherent methodology. Minor assignments may include reviews and class presentations. The major assignment may include the design of a research proposal or a critical review of literature relating to a topic or area. The unit is shaped to meet the needs of those intending to complete their degree by Dissertation.

Staff Professor J Williamson For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern flexible delivery for distance education students; lectures and tutorials for internal students; 1 week at summer school Timetable
Prerequisites ESG702 Research Methods A  
Assessment mode essay (50%) learning contract to be negotiated Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc package of readings to be supplied
Burns, RB Introduction to Research Methods, 4th edn, Frenchs Forest, NSW, Longman, 2000.
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Discipline (School) Postgraduate Education  
Courses Master of Education (Honours)  
Faculty website Faculty of Education  
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