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This course is an introduction to frameworks for thinking about, reading about, and carrying out research. Students will develop skills in the critical analysis of a wide range of research literature through developing knowledge of ethics, different methodologies, and different types of data. Students are introduced to research practice from both 'Western' and Indigenous knowledge standpoints. The aims of the course are to bring the student to the point where they have the knowledge to interpret most quantitative and qualitative research papers in their field, as well as the background to undertake supervised research.
On the successful completion of this course participants will be able to: Critically interrogate research literature with a specific focus on rigour, interpreting findings and assessing conclusions; Understand, and discuss, the ethical and cultural expectations for undertaking educational research across different knowledge standpoints; Examine how the ontological and theoretical position of the researcher influences the research questions and study methodology; Identify data collection and data analysis methods and how they are used to address research questions; Demonstrate the ability to plan for a research project.
Subject to approval of the Head of School
EDEM693, EDEM694, EDEM697, EDEM698, EHRE601
Students must attend one activity from each section.
No textbook is required. All readings will be provided to students in the LEARN Moodle.
Domestic fee $1,937.00
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.
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School of Educational Studies and Leadership