UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

EDUC5633 Quantitative Inquiry

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodSingapore - EducationFace to face
Content This unit focuses on the principles of research design and the analysis of quantitative data from research and evaluation studies in education and the social sciences. Topics include reliability, validity, the interpretation of quantitative data and the development of measuring instruments and scales.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) critically analyse reports from assessment and evaluation studies in education and the social sciences; (2) identify appropriate techniques for the analysis of quantitative data; and (3) interpret and present the results of such analyses in an appropriate format.
Assessment This is based on two or more written submissions. Further assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Elaine Chapman
Unit rules
Advisable prior study: EDUC5631 Approaches to Research (formerly EDUC8631 Approaches to Research); or EDUC9643 Master's Thesis Phase I or equivalent
Contact hours 25 hours
Unit OutlineTS-A-2D : http://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5633/TS-A-2D/2017
TS-OFF-C5 : http://www.unitoutlines.education.uwa.edu.au/Units/EDUC5633/TS-OFF-C5/2017

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