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Educational research methodology 745

Module code NMQ 745
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Education
Module content

The nature of educational enquiry: contexts of research, research ethics, truth, rationality, subjectivity and objectivity; Quantitative and qualitative modes of enquiry, research designs and data collection techniques. Various approaches to qualitative research including case study research, historical research, ethnographic research, and action research. Basic concepts and principles of quantitative research. Statistical techniques in the educational research process. Survey methodology and questionnaire design. Classification and graphical representation of data. Descriptive measures. Statistical inference. Data-processing procedures. Parametric versus non-parametric tests. Some test statistics (e.g. F-Test and T-test). Formulating a research methodology for a limited project.

Module credits 16.00
BEdHons Assessment and Quality Assurance in Education and Training
BEdHons Computer-integrated Education
BEdHons Education Management, Law and Policy
BEdHons Educational Psychology
BEdHons Learning Support
BEdHons Life Sciences Education
BEdHons Mathematics Education
BEdHons Physical Sciences Education
BEdHons Teacher Education and Professional Development
BEdHons Technology Education
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Academic organisation Education Dean's Office
Period of presentation Semester 1