Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Parkville Campus and online
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 18 hours each part |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||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.|
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The subject is divided into two parts, Part A and Part B. In Part A, students undertake a common course of study. In Part B, students select one module of study relevant to their proposed thesis topic under the direction of their supervisor. These modules are listed below under Part B. Some Part B modules are only available in semester one. For full details about the delivery on this subject go to webraft.its.unimelb.edu.au/485646/pub/ Both Part A and Part B must be undertaken in the same semester.
Part A Topics include: research methodologies in education; literature reviews; design decisions in relation to the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data; ethical issues in educational research; becoming a critical reader of educational research.
Part B The Part B modules available include Qualitative Methods, Quantitative Methods, Researching Teaching and Learning, Researching Language and Literacy Education and Researching Workplace Education. Note that not all Part B modules are offered every semester.
All students are required to have an officially allocated supervisor prior to enrolment in this subject.
|Objectives:||Information not available|
Part A An essay of 4,000 words (50 per cent).
Part B A paper of 4,000 words presenting a research proposal pertaining to the Part B module (50 per cent). Students undertaking a major thesis of 30,000 words may be required to undertake an oral defence of the research proposal.
|Prescribed Texts:||Neuman, W.L. (1997). Social Research Methods. 3rd edition. Allyn & Bacon: Boston|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Doctor of Education |
Doctor of Education
Master of Adolescent Health & Welfare
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