ERP502 Master of Education Project (16)

This subject requires the student to explore in some depth an area of interest in education, educational leadership or international education. Students will be required to identify appropriate methods for investigation of the issue, demonstrate an understanding of the processes of educational inquiry and submit a report of approximately 15,000 words.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Dubbo Campus
Session 2 (60)
Dubbo Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ERP502. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • have designed and completed a research project;
  • have demonstrated an understanding of the ethics pertaining to the research process;
  • have applied their knowledge of research methods; and
  • have prepared a thesislike report of approximately 15 000 words.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- identify a research issue for investigation and a preferred method of researching; - review the evaluation process: observation, measurement, assessment, decision-making, educational culture, and ethics; - review different research designs: action research and the role of the practitioner, case study, survey, the experimental style, ethnography and the ethnographic style of research, the grounded theory approach, narrative inquiry and stories, focus groups; - critically review the relevant literature - prepare a plan for investigating the identified issue and gain ethical clearance for the project as required; - gather data; - analyse data; and, - write a thesis-like report of approximately 15000 words.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.