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EDUC411 Conceptualising and Designing Quality Educational Research

Issues of research design and methodology for students who are studying policy, practice and professional issues in education.

EDUC 411 Conceptualising and Designing Quality Educational Research

N.B. all topics will be considered with a broad research focus

  • Research paradigms
    • Comparative and critical analyses of questions of the politics of knowledge, ways of knowing, who may speak with/for whom?
    • Contemporary, historical, and indigenous knowledge paradigms
    • Philosophy, theory, and practice of research in education
  • Research methodology, design and practice
    • Relationship between research questions, methodology, research design and practice
    • Data, methods, research procedure and forms of analysis
    • Reflexive and ethical research practice
    • Reporting research: Issues of audience and the relationship between educational research and policy/practice development
  • What makes a worthy research question in education?
    • What’s a researchable question?
    • What kinds of questions should be asked through educational research and why?
    • How might one move from educational problems to research questions?
    • Issues of scope and manageability: Managing research and implementation matters

Paper title Conceptualising and Designing Quality Educational Research
Paper code EDUC411
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,120.06
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,439.89

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Restriction
EDUC 412
Limited to
Limited to: PGDipEdLn, MEdLn
Contact

postgrad.education@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

To be confirmed

Textbooks

Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper, students will be able to:

  1. Pose research questions able to be addressed through well designed and ethical research practice.
  2. Distinguish between different research methodologies, methods, and procedures appropriate to a range of different kinds of questions.
  3. Identify and critically address issues of researcher position, power, ethics, and research impact.
  4. Critically read and evaluate research texts in order to design research that would produce trustworthy evidence to address issues of practice, policy and professional issues.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Issues of research design and methodology for students who are studying policy, practice and professional issues in education.

EDUC 411 Conceptualising and Designing Quality Educational Research

N.B. all topics will be considered with a broad research focus

  • Research paradigms
    • Comparative and critical analyses of questions of the politics of knowledge, ways of knowing, who may speak with/for whom?
    • Contemporary, historical, and indigenous knowledge paradigms
    • Philosophy, theory, and practice of research in education
  • Research methodology, design and practice
    • Relationship between research questions, methodology, research design and practice
    • Data, methods, research procedure and forms of analysis
    • Reflexive and ethical research practice
    • Reporting research: Issues of audience and the relationship between educational research and policy/practice development
  • What makes a worthy research question in education?
    • What’s a researchable question?
    • What kinds of questions should be asked through educational research and why?
    • How might one move from educational problems to research questions?
    • Issues of scope and manageability: Managing research and implementation matters

Paper title Conceptualising and Designing Quality Educational Research
Paper code EDUC411
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
EDUC 412
Limited to
PGDipEdLn, MEdLn
Contact

postgrad.education@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Dr Keryn Pratt and Assoc Prof Susan Sandretto

Textbooks

Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper, students will be able to:

  1. Pose research questions able to be addressed through well designed and ethical research practice.
  2. Distinguish between different research methodologies, methods, and procedures appropriate to a range of different kinds of questions.
  3. Identify and critically address issues of researcher position, power, ethics, and research impact.
  4. Critically read and evaluate research texts in order to design research that would produce trustworthy evidence to address issues of practice, policy and professional issues.

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard