EDF6008 - Working with theory in research
12 points, SCA Band 0, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Education
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 give students an opportunity to develop perspectives on the work of major theorists. It is organised around case studies of individual theorists, examining the foundations, antecedents and implications of their work. Students will consider the explicit use of theory in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.
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.
3 hours per week