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EDUC591 Research Project

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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 research project.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code EDUC591
Subject Education
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (28 February 2022 - 10 February 2023) (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,806.39
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
EDUC 411
Limited to
The duration of this paper is 12 months (50 weeks).

Teaching staff

Paper Co-ordinator: Associate Professor Hugh Morrison


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.
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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

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1st Non standard period (28 February 2022 - 10 February 2023)

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