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ED5190 - Introduction to Educational Research

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to students enrolled in Postgraduate Certificate, BEd (Professional Development), Master of Guidance and Counselling and Master of Education and Doctor of Education(res)

This subject introduces students to a range of key educational research designs and methods. Students critically review approaches to research in education and related theoretical and methodological issues. They understand key concepts from a range of research designs and approaches, and develop skills in related research techniques of data gathering and analysis. Ethical issues, critically reflexive perspectives and the politics of research are also considered.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically review issues relating to key educational research designs and methods;
  • develop a position on important ethical and political issues in educational research;
  • develop skills in using research techniques chosen from a range of research methods.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Proposal - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 2 - (30%) - Individual.
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Combinations:
ED5290

Availabilities

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 1, Internal
Census Date 10-Mar-2022
Lecturer: Mr Robert Godby.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Jun-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 06-Oct-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 20 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Mixed attendance
Census Date 07-Apr-2022
Face to face teaching (to be advised by JCUS Coordinator)
Lecturer: Ms Peck Hoon Tam.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 30 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Helen Boon.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours - Online Activities
  • 10 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.