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. Contact hours: 2 hours per week

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Learning Outcomes

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
  • Other: (please specify) - Analysis of a given data set (2500 words) 50%
  • Other: (please specify) - Analysis of a student prepared data set (2500 words) 50%
Contact Hours
  • Computer Lab: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC60501

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