This award is made up of one module that will help you understand, design and carry out research in the field of Education. It is suitable for anyone who is interested in researching any aspect of Education – whether you are a practitioner who is looking to apply research to practice or someone who is interested in researching Education from a more theoretical perspective. Course overview The Postgraduate Award in Research Methods in Education will provide you with knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and methodological issues involved in conceptualising and designing educational research. It includes general and specific aspects of research training including key dimensions of qualitative and quantitative research, their applications, understanding of relational aspects between them, and appreciation of the politics and ethics of doing educational research. The module is designed to contextualise educational research, in terms of its theoretical, epistemological and methodological underpinnings, for a broad cross section of students, enabling you to understand different facets of educational research in an integrated and coherent fashion. The aim of the assessment method is to lead to research design and dissertation planning. In addition, practical skills are built into the module, through workshops, seminars and tutorials, designed to develop library, software, web and applied IT search skills, and research skills relevant to your needs and interests. Skills from this course
- Understand the stages in designing and carrying out research in the field of Education
- Engage critically with the theoretical and methodological grounds on which education research is based
- Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of educational research from different perspectives and methodologies
- Gain familiarity with different research practices in relation to a range of empirical investigations within educational settings
- Be able to identify a topic to research and design and carry out a small scale research project in a field of interest to you
- Be able to communicate your research to different users
Important information We are planning to make changes to our Foundation Research Methods in Education (PGA) for 2023 entry. Our core module will undergo approval through the University's rigorous academic processes. As changes are confirmed, we will update the course information on this webpage. It is therefore very important that you check this webpage for the latest information before you apply and prior to accepting an offer. Foundation Research Methods in Education (alternative online module available for part-time students if required) This module encourages students in understanding, designing and implementing research in the field of education. It will introduce you to a range of established research strategies and techniques, including data collection and analysis. These skills will enable you to design and carry out a dissertation research project, as well as to disseminate its findings. As part of this module, you will present your research design and have the opportunity to receive feedback ahead of completing your dissertation.
The assessment on this course supports students to think about their dissertation project. Assessments include a research proposal (either a poster and presentation or written proposal document if completing the module online) and a critical reflective essay.
Minimum requirements 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent). English language requirements You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: Band B IELTS score to 7 overall, no more than two components at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+ International qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.
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University of Warwick
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