Education Research Project

Note: This subject has been replaced by EDU598 from Semester 1 2024 onwards.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU593
  • Credit points: 20
  • Subject coordinator: David Hastie


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Education Research Project

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Articulate an original, researchable problem within an educational leadership context;
  2. With extensive reference to pertinent literature and from a biblical perspective, design and propose an appropriate research project in order to address the problem;
  3. Justify the selection and use of a research method, including data collection protocols, taking into account ethical considerations.
  4. Compile and synthesise the necessary research based on the proposed methodology;
  5. Analyse the collected data and write a research report including a discussion of the results from theoretical, philosophical/theological and practical perspectives and including suggestions for further research.

Subject Content

  • Research as an academic activity and the structure and intent of the formal writing of research reports.
  • The identification and testing of relevant assumptions and worldview perspectives pertaining to a research project topic.
  • Problem identification and the formalising of a research proposal.
  • The construction of a comprehensive and critical literature review for research purposes.
  • An overview of research case study methodologies pertinent to specific research problems. The philosophical and theological foundations of research and the non-neutrality of methodologies.
  • The collection and critical analysis of data collection, and the framing of discussion and conclusions.
  • The formal reporting of research and the possibility of publication.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • E-Learning

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Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Research Proposal (20%)
  • Research Report (80%)

Prescribed Text

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