Educational Research Methodology 1: Quantitative

Course code EDUC6050Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

Offers students skill development in quantitative methods of the collection, analysis and reporting of research data, including introduction to the statistical software package SPSS. Analyses of data and hypothesis testing are undertaken using basic descriptive and inferential statistical procedures.

Contact hours: 2 hours per week

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesStudents will be able to:
(1) Decide an appropriate approach to and method of data collection.
(2) Determine an appropriate method of analysis.
(3) Describe and analyse group data using the statistical package SPSS.
(4) Interpret the results of analysis and write reports of results.
ContentCollection and coding of data.
Descriptive analyses using frequency tables and graphs, and cross tabulations.
Use of summary measures such as the mean and median, and measures of dispersion, skew and kurtosis of distributions.
Differences between means using t-tests and simple analysis of variance.
Interpretation of analyses, and report writing using tables and graphical presentations.
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeEDUC6048
Modes of DeliveryExternal Mode
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Other: (please specify)Analysis of a given data set (2500 words) 50%
Other: (please specify)Analysis of a student prepared data set (2500 words) 50%
Contact HoursComputer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6050