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IE909 - Foundation Research Methods in Education

  • Module code: IE909
  • Module name: Foundation Research Methods in Education
  • Department: Centre for Education Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is to provide students with a foundation training in research methods in education. The module has two main ambitions. The first is concerned with enabling students to engage in understanding, designing and implementing research accounts. The second is concerned with equipping students with basic skills in a range of established research strategies and techniques, including data collection and analysis. This is intended to enable students to frame and refine research questions, to design and execute a research project and disseminate its findings, appropriate to their own research interests.

Principal learning outcomes

a) Understand competing paradigms and methodologies in educational research b) Identify theoretical and methodological grounds on which education research is based c) Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of educational research from different perspectives and methodologies d) Gain familiarity with different research practices in relation to various empirical investigations within educational settings

Timetabled teaching activities

6x1 hour seminars, 5x2 hour workshops, 4x Saturday sessions, Individual Tutorials as requested

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/ces/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: IE909-30)
A1 (Assessed work only) Presentation 20%
  3500 word Research Proposal 80%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Postgraduate Research Doctorate in Education (X3X8) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Research Methods (X30E) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Research Methods (X30E) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Leadership and Management (X3M1) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL02) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL02) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL04) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL04) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL05) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL05) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL06) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL06) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL08) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL08) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL09) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL10) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL16) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL17) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL17) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL18) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL18) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL20) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (X31L) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught Drama and Theatre Education (X3C3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL01) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL10) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL13) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL13) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL13) - Year 5
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL14) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL15) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Educational Innovation (XL18) - Year 2