Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: External mode students can expect a total workload of approximately 240 hours. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For on-campus mode attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Rosalind Hurworth
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|Subject Overview:||An introduction to the collection, processing, analysis and reporting of qualitative and quantitative data in evaluation studies. The subject consists of two modules with the first focusing on qualitative data collection methods. Topics include: participant observation; interviewing; focus groups and data analysis. The quantitative module then examines: sampling, design; development and testing of instruments for data collection, field processes; data processing; computer based exploratory and descriptive analysis and general issues of validity and reliability. This quantitative component focuses on the development of skills based on intuitive rather than mathematical understandings.|
|Assessment:||Two exercises demonstrating the use of both qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluation questions. (4,000 words each 100 per cent)|
|Recommended Texts:||Patton, M. 2002. Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methods, Sage.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, students should be able to: |
On completing this subject students should be able to:
|Links to further information:||www.education.unimelb.edu.au|
|Notes:||This subject requires a minimum of 80 per cent attendance at classes in order to complete the subject satisfactorily. If you expect to miss one or more scheduled classes, you must discuss this with the lecturer, tutor/seminar leader or subject coordinator for advice.|
Postgraduate Certificate in Assessment and Evaluation |
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