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EDF6005 - Reading, interpreting and communicating research

12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Prof P Sullivan (Module 1); Dr J Mitchell (Module 2)


Clayton First semester 2007 (Evening)
Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Evening)
Clayton Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


The unit consists of two modules. Module 1 provides an overview of significant debates about the nature of knowledge and different research approaches in the fields of social science and education, including ethical issues in research. Module 2 is designed to develop students' ability to identify and interpret research literature across a range of academic genres, including the processes of locating and retrieving research literature.


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:


Two research papers tailored to the needs of the student group, together comprising 8000 words.

Contact hours

3 hours per week