Introduction to Research Methods in Education

Module code: ED7591

This module provides you with a critical introduction to some of the principal methods in educational research by identifying research issues relevant to your experiences, and considering appropriate methods of investigating them. You will:

  • Develop an understanding of what it means to ‘critically engage’ with research evidence and theory
  • Explore the basic principles and concepts of educational research
  • Construct research using a range of research approaches such as surveys, case studies, and action research
  • Study the practical development and use of tools and skills such as questionnaires, interviews etc
  • Develop skills in understanding and interpreting qualitative and quantitative research data

Learning

  • 5 hours of tutorials
  • 40 hours of fieldwork
  • 255 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Presentation (20%)
  • Essay, 4,000 words (80%)