|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Course fee schedule :||https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules|
|Version produced :||30 September 2023|
Increasing demands for accountability in educational settings have resulted in the need for professionals and administrators in educational settings to be aware of and competent in the use of effective research-based methods to evaluate educational interventions and programs. Ethical reflective practitioners, scholar-practitioners, need to understand how to critically appraise evidence-based practices that are subject to critical analysis and evaluation by research methods.
This course introduces learners to the theory and practices of research methods suited to evaluation of educational interventions/programs conducted by reflective practitioners. Students will develop their understanding of different approaches to, and models of, research methods for educational evaluation; consider responses to ethical issues in the processes of evaluation; explore concepts and practices of qualitative and quantitative methods; understand data, data collection, and data analysis strategies. An intention of this course is to inform students' considerations of the methodological approach to the capstone master degree project.