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Graduate Certificate in Educational Research

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Residential schools

There are no residential schools associated with this course.

 

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Graduate Certificate in Educational Research provides an introduction to research methods used in the field of education.

The course consists of an overview of common educational research methods, followed by a more in-depth focus on qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. These subjects provide a basis for the development of research proposal and a literature review. The course prepares students who want to undertake a research project and dissertation and provides a pathway for entry into the Bachelor of Educational Research (Honours).

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Research seeks to foster:

  • an appreciation of the nature and diversity of educational research
  • an understanding of commonly used methodologies in educational research and their strengths and limitations
  • an awareness of ethical issues and other challenges facing educational researchers
  • an appreciation of ways in which research can enhance professional practice
  • skills in critically reviewing research literature
  • critical reflection on assumptions about research.

Course structure

This course equates to 32 credit points comprising the following subjects:

EEB415 Dissertation Proposal & Literature Review
EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
EER502 Quantitative Research Methods

No Key Subjects apply.

Enrolment pattern

FULL TIME:

Session 1

EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
EEB415 Dissertation Proposal & Literature Review

PART TIME:

Session 1

EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods

Session 2

EEB415 Dissertation Proposal & Literature Review
EER502 Quantitative Research Methods

Articulation

This course, Graduate Certificate in Educational Research: 32 credit points (0.5 years full-time study), provides an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Educational Research (Honours) course.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Bathurst

When

Session 1; Session 2; Session 3

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

1 year by distance education

International?

NO

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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