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Independent Study Module - EDU00013M

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  • Department: Education
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2020-21
B Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

To provide students with the knowledge and skills in educational research methods in order for them to complete an independent study

Module learning outcomes

Subject content

  • Nature of educational research
  • Research design
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods

Academic and graduate skills

  • Understanding and evaluating methods used in existing educational research
  • Construction of appropriate research design for any given research question
  • Selection of suitable methods of data collection and analysis
  • Ability to accurately and critically report research outcomes

Other learning outcomes (if applicable)

  • Practical experience of conducting small-scale educational research


Task Length % of module mark
Independent Study/Dissertation 12000 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules




Module feedback

Written feedback on assignment report sheet (within 6 weeks)

Indicative reading

Newby, P. (2009). Research methods for education. London: Longman.

Otherwise, as suggested on feeder modules and/or supervisors.

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