Practitioner Research Methods

Module code: ED7430 (double module)

This module will provide the foundation for your professional enquiry dissertation in the following year. You will explore approaches to conducting small scale research. You will learn how to conduct your research ethically, explore your own position in relation to your research and the strengths and limitations of a variety of methods. You will design and pilot a piece of small scale research and will report on this specific project in the form of an oral presentation and a research report.

This module is compulsory for all those who are preparing to complete the dissertation stage of the M. Ed programme.

Learning

  • 18 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 10 hours of project supervision
  • 30 hours of fieldwork
  • 240 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Poster presentation (20%)
  • Research study/report, 4,000 words (80%)