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ED5095 - Research Dissertation

Credit points: 6
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to Master of Education and Graduate Certificate of Research Methods students

Implement the proposal for a small-scale research project that was developed in ED5094. The research will be conducted and written up independently, with guidance and advice from the research advisor or advisors. The dissertation will be 10,000 - 12,000 words of text (or equivalent)excluding references and appendices. The dissertation will clearly define a topic, provide a rationale, set the proposed research in context of appropriate literature, describe methods for generating, gathering and analysing research data and discuss methodological issues associated with those methods. The dissertation will present the data generated as part of the research project, and a discussion of that data, in an appropriate format. The dissertation shall draw conclusions and implications from the research (including as appropriate, implications for theory, practice and further research), relate findings and conclusions to relevant literature, and offer a critical estimate of the significance and limitations of the small-scale research project. Two, independent academic examiners will examine the research dissertation and successful completion of this subject may lead to higher degree by research study.

Learning Outcomes

  • A capacity to communicate research;
  • A capacity to clearly present results of research in an extended research dissertation;
  • A working knowledge of appropriate research methods;
  • An ability to identify different research traditions and relate specific research (including your dissertation) to them;
  • A capacity to generate and analyse data in relation to a topic, issue or questions for research.
Prerequisites: ED5094 AND ALLOW CONCURRENT WITH ED5094

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse.
Assessment: 10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation.

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Assessment: 10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse.
Assessment: 10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Assessment: 10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse.
Assessment: 10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse.
Assessment: 10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation.

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Face to face teaching (to be advised)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Lecturer: Dr Robyn Anderson.
Assessment: 10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation.
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 52
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Face to face teaching (to be advised)
Assessment: 10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 53
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Face to face teaching (to be advised)
Assessment: 10,000 to 12,000 word dissertation.
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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