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A supervised research dissertation of up to 25,000 words on an approved topic.
This 60-point paper enables you to spend the year exploring an issue of interest to you. You will identify a question that you believe needs answered and then plan, conduct and write up the results of a study aimed at answering this question. During this process you will also gain valuable research experience. You will work with a supervisor for the year and can complete the paper either on campus or by distance.
|Paper title||MEd Dissertation|
|Teaching period(s)||1st Non standard period (1 March 2021 - 7 February 2022)
1st Non standard period (1 March 2021 - 7 February 2022) (On campus)
2nd Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 24 June 2022) (Distance learning)
2nd Non standard period (12 July 2021 - 24 June 2022) (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,139.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$14,402.50|
- 54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points
- EDUX 580
- Limited to
- The duration of this paper is 12 months.
- Students need to have at least a year's experience studying education and be in the Master of Education programme to do this paper. Normally, you need to have done or be doing a research methods paper (e.g. EDUC 407).
- Teaching staff
The paper is coordinated by our Postgraduate Co-ordinator (Education Studies) and you will work with one of our teaching staff on your project.
- Paper Structure
- You will spend approximately 12 months working on your research study, with the support of a supervisor.
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is completed either on campus or by distance. It requires you to submit a report of your study of up to 25,000 words.
- Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research,
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Be able to demonstrate a high standard in conceptual thought and analysis
- Be able to engage with current and relevant literature in the field
- Apply an appropriate methodology to obtain useful data
- Demonstrate postgraduate-level writing, particularly in the analysis of collected data and the conclusions from such analysis.