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    A supervised research dissertation of up to 15,000 words on an approved topic.

    Students will identify a topic, be assigned a supervisor, and work with them to design, conduct, analyse, and write up a small scale research project.

    About this paper

    Paper title Research Project
    Subject Education
    EFTS 0.3333
    Points 40 points
    Teaching period 1st Non standard period (15 January 2024 - 13 December 2024) (Distance learning)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $2,964.04
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Pre or Corequisite
    EDUC 411 or EDUC 412
    Limited to
    (i)Students outside of the approved programmes, with 54 300-level EDUC points, may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education. (ii)The duration of this paper is 50 weeks.

    Teaching staff

    Paper Co-ordinator: Professor Alex Gunn

    Teaching Arrangements

    This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.


    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. Demonstrate a high standard in conceptual thought and analysis
    2. Engage with current and relevant literature in the field
    3. Apply an appropriate methodology to obtain useful data
    4. Demonstrate postgraduate-level writing, particularly in the analysis of collected data and the conclusions from such analysis


    1st Non standard period (15 January 2024 - 13 December 2024)

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught through Distance Learning
    Learning management system
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