EDUC 7054 - Research Design
North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2018
General Course Information
Course Code EDUC 7054 Course Research Design Coordinating Unit School of Education Term Summer Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible EDUC 7001 Course Description This course provides an introduction to all elements of designing a research project from developing a researchable question to ethical issues. It supports students in becoming critical consumers of research and provides strategies for searching for and critiquing literature. It also provides guidance on writing a research proposal.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Edward PalmerLecturer
Associate Professor Julie Matthews
Telephone: (08) 8313 1561
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Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to: APST (Graduate)* 1 Evaluate and synthesize research materials to identify relevant areas for research 6.4, 7.4 2 Convey research goals clearly in a variety of formats 6.4 3 Interact and network effectively with peers in a team environment 6.3 4 Demonstrate an understanding of ethical research considerations 7.1 5 Demonstrate an understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies 6.4
University Graduate Attributes
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
4,5 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
1 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
2,3 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
3 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
Required ResourcesThere is no compulsory textbook for this course. Rather students will be required to read selected literature on key research design processes covered in the course and disciplinary texts as appropriate. Key texts will be available on MyUni.
Recommended ResourcesEducation/Social Sciences students are encouraged to purchase the following textbook for the course and their future development:
- Cohen, Manion & Morrison (2011), Research Methods in Education, 7th Edition, Routledge.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis is an intensive Summer Semester course taught over two weeks. The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
WorkloadThis is an intensive Summer Semester course taught over two weeks. The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Contact hours for the course is:
Week 1 Lectures: 2 x 2 hours 4 hours Seminars: 2 x 6 hours 12 hours Week 2 Lectures: 2 x 2 hours 4 hours Seminars: 2 x 6 hours 12 hours TOTAL 36 HOURS
Learning Activities Summary
Day Topic Learning Outcomes APST (Graduate)* 1 The Nature of Research 1 6.4, 7.4 1 Research in Groups 1,2,3 6.3, 6.4, 7.4 1 Research Questions and Hypotheses 1,2 6.3, 6.4, 7.4 2 Literature Reviews 1 6.4 2 Research Methods and Ethics 1,4 7.1 2/3 Quantitative Approaches to Research 1,4,5 6.4, 7.1 2/3 Qualitative Approaches to Research 1,4,5 6.4, 7.1 3/4 Presentations 2,3 6.4 3/4 Research Methods 3,4,5 6.4, 7.1 4 Research Analysis 1 2,5 6.4 4 Research Analysis 2 2,5 6.4 4 Research Proposal Reviews 3 6.3
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThis class focusses entirely on research skills development. Students meet twice at least in small groups to receive individual and peer feedback on their research proposals. Numerous small group activities with the Senior research active academic are included throughout the course.
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome APST (Graudate)* Research proposal Summative 50% 1, 2, 4 6.4, 7.1 Group (oral) presentation Summative 30% 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 6.3, 6.4, 7.1 Discussion forum and online quizzes Summative 20% 3, 4, 5 7.1, 7.4
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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