EDFD716 Research Paradigms, Methodologies and Methods
In writing a research thesis or dissertation it is imperative to communicate comprehensively and justify the research design underpinning the study. Thus clarity, coherency and comprehensiveness of the research design are pivotal. The purpose of this unit is to assist students to construct the design chapter of their thesis or dissertation. The unit addresses the need to develop and defend a theoretical framework and research methodology generated from the research problem, 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 personalised support from the candidates supervisor will tailor specific learning to meet the individual candidates needs for their design chapter. As a result some students may be engaged for prolonged periods of personalised tutorial work with a staff member who has particular expertise in a specific area unique to the candidates problem.