EDEM694-20S2 (D) Semester Two 2020 (Distance)

Quantitative Research In Education

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


This course provides postgraduate training in educational research methods. The course covers the various research methodologies used in education that involve quantitative data (from experiments to surveys, single-subject designs to group interventions) and provides a background to related statistical analytic procedures. The course will familiarise students with those concepts and assumptions underlying such educational research and provide education-based examples to support understanding. The aims of the course are to bring the student to the point where they have the basic skills/knowledge to interpret most quantitative research papers, as well as the background to undertake thesis-level work that includes quantitative research.

Learning Outcomes

  • have knowledge of key concepts within educational research
  • have an understanding of a wide range of issues in quantitative research
  • have knowledge of the basic concepts of statistics used in quantitative research
  • have an understanding of the different types of quantitative research methodology
  • have the knowledge to interpret quantitative research papers in education
  • have the basic knowledge to undertake their own quantitative research study


Subject to the approval of the Head of School


EDTL801, EDUC660

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Valerie Sotardi


John Everatt


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research questions and justification 01 Aug 2020 10%
Questionnaire design 22 Aug 2020 20%
Peer review activity 24 Oct 2020 20%
Final research proposal 31 Oct 2020 50%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Cohen, Louis,1928- , Manion, Lawrence., Morrison, Keith; Research methods in education; 7th ed; Routledge, 2011.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $942.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Educational Studies and Leadership.

All EDEM694 Occurrences

  • EDEM694-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020
  • EDEM694-20S2 (D) Semester Two 2020 (Distance)