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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.
understand a range of issues related to quantitative design and analysishave knowledge of the key concepts within quantitative research that focuses on educational issueshave an understanding of the different types of methodologies used in quantitative educational researchhave knowledge of the basic concepts of statistics used in quantitative educational researchhave the knowledge to interpret quantitative research papers in education and related disciplineshave the basic knowledge needed to undertake their own quantitative research study
Subject to the approval of the Head of School
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Cohen, Louis , Manion, Lawrence, Morrison, Keith;
Research methods in education
Routledge, 2018 (E-book available also).
Domestic fee $952.00
International Postgraduate fees
* 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