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IE378 - Research Methods in Early Childhood (Dissertation)

  • Module code: IE378
  • Module name: Research Methods in Early Childhood (Dissertation)
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This course is intended to build upon students’ previous work in the research methods module where they had a basic overview of research methods, particularly those used in social science research. Students will be given to chance to choose, in conjunction with a research supervisor, a topic for a small, in-depth research project. There will be opportunities to consider and discuss the various aspects of choosing, conducting and discussing their research.

Principal learning outcomes

This module builds on Research Methods in Early Childhood and aims to develop: Understanding of the processes of formulation of research questions and hypotheses; Appreciation of need to match questions to appropriate research methodologies; Confident application of procedures of statistical analysis (qualitative and quantitative); Of instruments for qualitative and quantitative data collection; Supporting students in design, implementation and review of carrying out an individual research project.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: IE378-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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