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 availability
Session 1 (30)
Dubbo Campus
Session 2 (60)
Dubbo Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
Assumed Knowledge
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.
The 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 you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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