Educational Research Methods (EDUC8885)

Level: 
8
Credits: 
30 (0.25 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
Students will critically examine the general range of research traditions employed in education and specifically those which lead to change. They will determine the range of methodologies associated with these traditions and apply this knowledge in the preparation of a research proposal.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
Students must be admitted to the Master of Educational Leadership and Management programme or the Master of Education programme or the Postgraduate Diploma in Education to enrol in this course.
Topics include: 

1. Positivist, interpretivist, critical, and post-modern research traditions
2. Research approaches which incorporate or lead to educational change
3. Definitions and philosophical underpinnings of educational quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research methodologies
4. Research project topic identification, selection, refinement and justification
5. Research methods, data collection, data analysis
6. Research project rationale and aims and research questions
7. Validity, reliability and triangulation
8. Educational research ethics and Unitec policy and procedures
9. Research proposal preparation
10. Literature searching, selection and review
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1883

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
15 Jan 18 - 15 Jan 18 LectureMonday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Monday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
16 Jan 18 - 16 Jan 18 LectureTuesday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Tuesday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
17 Jan 18 - 17 Jan 18 LectureWednesday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Wednesday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
18 Jan 18 - 18 Jan 18 LectureThursday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Thursday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
19 Jan 18 - 19 Jan 18 LectureFriday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Friday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)

Class: 5709

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
1 Oct 18 - 1 Oct 18 LectureMonday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Monday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
2 Oct 18 - 2 Oct 18 LectureTuesday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Tuesday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
3 Oct 18 - 3 Oct 18 LectureWednesday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Wednesday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
4 Oct 18 - 4 Oct 18 LectureThursday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Thursday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
5 Oct 18 - 5 Oct 18 LectureFriday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Friday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)

Class: 7370

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
16 Jul 18 - 16 Jul 18 LectureMonday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
Monday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
17 Jul 18 - 17 Jul 18 LectureTuesday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
Tuesday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
18 Jul 18 - 18 Jul 18 LectureWednesday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
Wednesday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
19 Jul 18 - 19 Jul 18 LectureThursday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
Thursday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
20 Jul 18 - 20 Jul 18 LectureFriday08:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
Friday12:30 - 15:30 Mt Albert (115-3016)
Note: This course is offered as part of Master of Educational Leadership and Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Leadership and Management.

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