Practitioner Enquiry And Decision-Making EDUC5248
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Education
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
Examination of research methods and the designing of a research project.
Requirements of Entry
A first degree or equivalent
Develop a proposal for a small-scale enquiry (4,000 words)
■ background to the project and a brief indication of relevant literature
■ specific aims and objectives of the proposed enquiry
■ propose methodology and methods including data collection and analysis as relevant *.
■ a realistic project management plan (over one academic session/12 months)
■ consideration of ethical issues
■ identification of any limitations of the proposed enquiry
* This section comprises the main part of your assignment and should be at least 2,000
The course aims to:
■ develop the ability to access and critically review relevant literature (information literacy)
■ develop the capacity to evaluate and use research in making educational decisions
■ introduce research skills - including methods of enquiry, data collection and analysis.
■ To increase awareness of ethical issues in conducting practitioner research
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Use search techniques to access and record information to fulfil research needs
■ Evaluate information sources and critically review information retrieved
■ Use ethical guidelines in appraising published research and proposing own research project.
■ Design and justify an appropriate methodology and methods for a small-scale, practice-based enquiry.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
Attendance at course and successful completion of assessment tasks including those on the VLE.