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Quantitative Research PG (10441.1)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education



    This unit aims to provide an introduction to quantitative analysis approaches in educational research settings. The unit focuses on providing students with practical abilities and skills in analysing quantitative data. Specifically, it will offer foundational knowledge of quantitative survey research. It will also introduce core parts of quantitative analyses, including group comparisons, prediction and factor analysis. The unit will offer opportunities for students to learn how to interpret and critique results of analyses and understand statistical write-ups. The unit combines a variety of teaching and learning activities including lectures, practical analyses, independent study, and group discussions.

    Learning Outcomes

    After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate understanding of foundational knowledge of quantitative research;

    2. Demonstrate ability to design a quantitative survey study;

    3. Demonstrate practical skills of core parts of statistical analyses; and

    4. Demonstrate ability to review quantitative research papers critically.

    Contact Hours

    Three hours of lectures and/or interactive workshops on campus per week.


    9087 Education Research Perspectives PG



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