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ED5190 - Introduction to Educational Research

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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.
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Combinations:
ED5290

Availabilities

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (20%); assignments (60%); discussion board contributions (20%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: essays (20%); assignments (60%); discussion board contributions (20%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Assessment: essays (20%); assignments (60%); discussion board contributions (20%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Assessment: essays (20%); assignments (60%); discussion board contributions (20%).

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Face to face teaching (to be advised by JCUS Coordinator)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Lecturer: Dr Robyn Anderson.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: essays (20%); assignments (60%); discussion board contributions (20%).

JCU Singapore, Limited, Study Period 53
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Face to face teaching (to be advised by JCUS Coordinator)
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hilary Whitehouse
Lecturer: Dr Robyn Anderson.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: essays (20%); assignments (60%); discussion board contributions (20%).

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.