Science and Mathematics Education Project B - 2017

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Unit summary

SMEC692

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Report1 - Outlining final report (30%) , Report2 - Final research report (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

SMEC691 and SMEC692 are designed to enable you to (i) develop a research proposal, (ii) implement the research proposal and (iii) prepare a research report. Students will:

  • further develop their theoretical and methodological perspective
  • collect and/or generate data
  • analyse and/or interpret their data
  • reflect on the professional significance of the study
  • produce a research report.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. develop a comprehensive research methodology, supported by an extended review of literature
  2. develop a comprehensive theoretical perspective supported by an extended review of literature
  3. analyse critically or interpret data in accordance with the theoretical perspective and methodology
  4. create a critical reflective account of what has been learned from the study
  5. design a scholarly report on the study in accordance with appropriate formatting conventions and APA referencing standards.
  • Report1 — Outlining final report (30%)
  • Report2 — Final research report (40%)
  • Research Assignment (30%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Conducting a scholarly literature review
2Methodology selection for a study
3Presentation of results
4Reflection and discussion of results from a study
5Effective reporting of a study

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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