Education Honours II: Research Design and Methods

Course code EDUC4965
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables


This course is an introduction to fundamental discussions and concepts in educational research. Students will engage with key debates in the philosophy of social science, consider the role of theory in educational research as well as appraise questions concerning ethical conduct and the building of productive research partnerships.



  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 1 - 2016


  • Semester 1 - 2015
  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand different research methods used in education;

2. Select appropriate research methods depending on the goal of the research;

3. Understand research design;

4. Develop a research proposal

5. Work effectively with a research mentor or supervisor.


This course will address at a minimum:

  • Research methods and methodology.
  • Research design.
  • Research Proposals.
  • The supervisor-student relationship.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC4960. Students who have successfully completed EDUC4960 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC4965.


This course replaces EDUC4960. If you have successfully completed EDUC4960 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Minimum of 160 units of undergraduate study including: 120 units study in Education units incorporating both EDUC2102, EDUC2103, and EDUC4955; and an average GPA of 5.5 or higher.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essays/Written Assignments: Review of Research Design

Presentation: Presentation: Class - Research Proposal

Essay: Essays/Written Assignment: Research Proposal

Contact Hours

Ourimbah and Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term