Research Methods

Module code: ED7589

Module co-ordinator: Dr Alison Taysum

This module builds on the research skills you have developed in earlier modules. You will reflect on your experiences of inquiry and expand your understanding of analytical methods and techniques. These skills and reflections, along with the support of your tutor and a range of online activities, will enable you to develop a research proposal for your dissertation module.

Topics covered

  • Major paradigms and debates in educational research
  • Research methodologies
  • Research design approaches and data collection tools
  • Qualitative and quantitative analytical methods and techniques

 Learning

  • 15 one-hour seminars
  • 3 one-hour tutorials
  • 15 hours of fieldwork

Assessment

  • Reflective journal: 1,000 words (20%)
  • Research proposal: 4,000-5,000 words (80%)