Educational Research Methodology 1: Quantitative

10 Units

Offers students skill development in quantitative methods of the collection, analysis and reporting of research data, including introduction to the statistical software package SPSS. Analyses of data and hypothesis testing are undertaken using basic descriptive and inferential statistical procedures.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2016 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Decide an appropriate approach to and method of data collection.
  2. Determine an appropriate method of analysis.
  3. Describe and analyse group data using the statistical package SPSS.
  4. Interpret the results of analysis and write reports of results.

Collection and coding of data.
Descriptive analyses using frequency tables and graphs, and cross tabulations.
Use of summary measures such as the mean and median, and measures of dispersion, skew and kurtosis of distributions.
Differences between means using t-tests and simple analysis of variance.
Interpretation of analyses, and report writing using tables and graphical presentations.

Assumed Knowledge EDUC6048
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 1
  • Written Assignment: Assignment 2
Contact Hours
  • Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Equivalent 2 hours face to face contact per week.)
Course Materials
  • "Andy Field
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for EDUC6050
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