Last modified: 26 Feb 2018 15:00
This course addresses a number of the key methodological strands in the programme (such as the nature of educational research, the relationship amongst: research, policy and practice, critical reading of texts, research and policy, and different views of knowledge).
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Focusing on quantitative and qualitative research design and applications, the course aims to explore conceptions of reality and different views of knowledge and characteristics of quantitative and qualitative research. A variety of methodological orientations are studied: such as ethnography; narrative inquiry; grounded theory, critical discourse analysis, and statistical approaches.
This course is taught through lectures, workshops and student-directed activities.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
A number of formative activities are embedded within the course. Peer assessment and other flexible formative assessments are used on the course.
1st attempt: participants will be required to submit for summative assessment assignment(s) equivalent to 6000 words taking account of different reporting formats. Assessment will be criterion-based. Resit: one opportunity to resubmit the assignment will be permitted, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.
There are no assessments for this course.