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Independent in-depth exploration of an educational issue, comprising either a review of relevant literature, or completion of a study approved by the Dean of the College of Education.
This 40-point paper enables you to spend the year exploring an issue of interest to you. Through either a literature-based or empirical study, you will answer a question that you have always wondered about. You will work with a supervisor for the year and can complete the paper either on campus or by distance.
|Paper title||Research Study|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year
Full Year (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,348.43|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 54 300-level EDUC or EDUX points
- EDUC 481 and EDUX 480
- Limited to
- BA(Hons), MEd, PGDipArts
- Students need to have a degree in education and be in either the PGDipArts (Education) or BA(Hons) (Education) programmes to complete this paper. Normally, you need to either have done or be doing a research methods paper (eg EDUC 407).
- Teaching staff
The paper is co-ordinated by our Postgraduate Co-ordinator (Education Studies), and you will work with one of our teaching staff on your project.
- Paper Structure
- You spend the year focused on your topic. You will determine the topic and structure in your first meeting with your supervisor.
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is completed either on campus or by distance. It requires you to submit a report of your study (based on either literature or data) of up to 15,000 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, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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
- Be able to demonstrate postgraduate-level writing