Core Module Information
Module title: Researching Education

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: EDU11129
Module leader: Stuart Taylor
School Department of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement
Subject area group: Learning and Teaching Enhancement


Description of module content:

Topics covered include research design, methodologies, data collection, data analysis, ethics in educational research, reporting and presenting educational research.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evidence an understanding of the research methodologies and processes in an education context.
LO2: Design a research project, including evaluation of the ethical implications of the
research and the data collection requirements.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, ONLINE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Stuart Taylor
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a fully online module, with materials, discussion forums and videos provided in Moodle. These will be made available to you to work through at your own pace, with check-in points every two weeks where the module team will provide presentation, webinars or online discussions as required. As with the other modules in this programme, you will be asked to share and discuss your work with your peers. You will be asked to draw upon their own teaching and learning contexts for topics of interest which you can use as the context of your research proposal.
The module team will you through activities which will develop skills in research methodologies, processes tools and analysis appropriate to education research (LO1). Activities are based around structured reading tasks to develop skills in appreciation of the range of issues around research design, ethics, methods and evaluation in digital education scholarship (LO2).

Formative Assessment:
You will have the opportunity to submit two pieces of formative assessment for
feedback. The first is the identification and justification of a research topic (week 5). The second is a draft research project plan (week 10).

Summative Assessment:
You will be required to submit a research project plan in an area of digital education of your choosing. The plan should be 2000 words long and demonstrate your understanding of appropriate research methodologies and processes
in a digital education context (LO1) and
evaluate the ethical implications of the research and the data collection requirements.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online On-demand Webinar 7
Independent Learning Guided independent study 93
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 LO1, LO2 14/15 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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