Designing and Conducting Educational Research

Value: 60 credits

In this module you will be able to clarify your research questions in the area of educational research which you intend to undertake and relate them to methodological choices and connected issues of research design.

To inform this process, you will consider critically a number of research approaches used in educational research that are relevant to your particular field of interest. You will complete a small piece of original research based on research design, that may take the form of a pilot study for your doctoral thesis. You will be encouraged to examine relationships between research and policy and research and practice in order to consider the implications of your own work and how it might be used by different audiences, and you will explore a range of ways of presenting your research, such as preparing and presenting a paper or poster in which you outline your research and its potential implications.

Supervisors will provide specialist support in your selected areas of study and will offer guidance on further reading and the design of the study.

Assessment

One 12,000 word written essay

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