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ERP404 Educational Honours Dissertation (32)

Abstract

This subject is designed to enable students to conduct and write up an individual research project. Students will apply knowledge and skills learned in prerequisite subjects to research an area of education. The subject allows students the opportunity to actively undertake the processes involved in carrying out a research project including the collection and analysis of data. Finally, this subject allows students to demonstrate their skills in the presentation of a concise, accurate and relevant research dissertation.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHONSFaculty of Arts and Education

Assumed Knowledge

EER408 and EEB415 and EER409

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- execute an individual research project at the level of beginning researcher;
- recognise the need to limit the breadth and depth of a project within set time constraints;
- demonstrate their understanding of the due processes of ethics and confidentiality and conduct their research accordingly;
- apply their knowledge of basic research methods;
- demonstrate competency in presenting their research material.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
This subject is a research subject and as such students are guided in their study by the appointed supervisor. Students will have formulated their research proposal in the prerequisite subject 'Dissertation Proposal and Literature Review'. Throughout this subject students are expected to demonstrate their research development through regular submission of material to their supervisor. In addition students are required to maintain regular contact with their supervisor and vice versa. This subject follows closely on the work completed in EEB415. At this point students should have a title for the research project, a description of the problem statement indicating the connection between the identified topic, the problem statement, existing theory and research conducted in this area and unresolved questions to be addressed by the project investigation. A preliminary literature review demonstrating connection between the identified topic and existing theory and research will have been completed. The proposed research methodology and procedure for data analysis should also be completed. The content of this subject can be summarised as follows: - Phase 1: Completion of planned research methodology and procedure for data gathering and analysis. - Phase 2: Completion of data gathering and analysis - Phase 3: Interim summary of findings: Students should be able to summarise the findings of their research project. - Phase 4: Draft presentation of research project which conforms to all requirements of presentation, allowing for modification and alteration in accordance with discussions between the supervisor and the student. - Phase 5: The research project is presented for examination

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 18 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.