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Introduction to Research for Educators (EDU603)

Organisational Unit School of Education
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TSD-internal
Description This unit introduces participants to a range of research methodologies used in educational and social science research. The unit will examine the application of different interpretive frameworks and their implications for research design, data collection and analysis. Participants will develop critical research literacies by both reviewing and planning research.
Timetabled Learning Activities 3 hours per week.
Assessment Assessments include participation, essays and exams. Peer review is a component of the process, though is not included in a student's assessment (though failure to engage with the peer review process will impact participation marks). These tasks provide ample opportunity for students to demonstrate an understanding and application of lifelong learning skills. Individual assessment weighting is determined at the start of the term based on the specific needs of the cohort of students at that time.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level qualification or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDU434/634 Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods or EDU438/638 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods or E501 Qualitative Research Methods may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Introduction to Research for Educators (EDU610) - as for EDU603 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Education
Credit Points 6
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/seminars: 1 x 3 hours per week.
Assessment Assignment 1: Role of Research 10%
Assignment 2 : Analysis and comparison of scholarly articles 25%
Assignment 3: Research Questions & Methodologies 25%
Participation: Internal: Engagement in on-campus sessions & LMS postings OR External: LMS postings 10%
Final Exam 30%
Staff aim to provide helpful and supportive feedback to students about their learning. Students are encouraged to interact with each other to support their learning journey
Previously 2013: EDU603
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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