EDFD707 Research Paradigms, Methodologies and Methods
20 cp Prerequisites EDFD705 Research Problem Exploration and Context and EDFD706 Literature and Theoretical Critique
In writing a research thesis, it is important to generate and justify the design underpinning the research. Thus clarity, coherency and comprehensiveness of the research design are important . The purpose of this unit is to assist students to construct the design chapter of their thesis . The unit addresses the need to develop and defend a theoretical framework and research methodology generated from the research problem and purpose, an issue identified by examiners as often lacking in the design chapter. Likewise, the unit guides candidates to argue logically for a research design based on the justified research questions. This unit along with support from the candidate’s supervisor tailors specific learning to meet the individual candidate’s needs for their design chapter.