Educational Research Methodology 1: Quantitative

Course code EDUC6050
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

Collection 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.

Assumed Knowledge

EDUC6048

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Contact Hours

Computer Lab

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

Equivalent 2 hours face to face contact per week.