Researching Higher Education

EDS843

Aims

There are two sets of aims for this module, as for the programme as a whole: those for participants, and those for their employing institutions.

For participants, the module aims to provide a sound grounding in a range of research techniques which can be used to collect qualitative and quantitative data, and an understanding of the philosophical and epistemological principles underlying these techniques and their associated research processes.

For employing institutions, the module will develop participants so that they are both able to use the outputs of existing research and design and carry out research projects within and relevant to the institution.

This module will enable participants to engage with a range of research methods and methodologies.