EDEM694-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)

Quantitative Research In Education

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


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.

The quantitative research methods covered in this course are those that are regularly used in education and related disciplines. These methods vary from experiments to surveys, from single-subject designs to group interventions. The focus on quantitative methods will mean that a background in related statistical analytic procedures will be provided. The course will familiarise students with those concepts and assumptions underlying such research, and will provide education-based examples to support understanding.

Learning Outcomes

  • understand a range of issues related to quantitative design and analysis
  • have knowledge of the key concepts within quantitative research that focuses on educational issues
  • have an understanding of the different types of methodologies used in quantitative educational research
  • have knowledge of the basic concepts of statistics used in quantitative educational research
  • have the knowledge to interpret quantitative research papers in education and related disciplines
  • have the basic knowledge needed to undertake their own quantitative research study


Subject to the approval of the Head of School


EDTL801, EDUC660

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 16:00 - 18:00 Online Delivery
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

John Everatt


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 03 Sep 2021 50% 3000 words
Research Proposal 29 Oct 2021 50% 4500 words

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Cohen, Louis , Manion, Lawrence, Morrison, Keith; Research methods in education ; Eighth edition; Routledge, 2018 (E-book available also).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $952.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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

  • EDEM694-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • EDEM694-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)