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EDUC 7021 - Quantitative Approaches to Research

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 2 intensive blocks of 15 hours each plus structured online activities
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Check with School
Assumed Knowledge: EDUC 7065
Assessment: Practical portfolio 30%, Report 1 35%, Report 2 35%

This topic aims to prepare students to select and employ appropriate analytical procedures for the examination of data collected in surveys, quasi-experimental research studies and longitudinal studies as well as to draw appropriate conclusions and interpret the research findings from such studies. The course concentrates on an understanding of and on the use of the analytical procedures of linear regression, multiple regression, path analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, partial least squares path analysis, and structural equation modelling using SPSS, AMOS and MPlus. In addition, the problems of multilevel analysis are examined and an understanding and experience in the use of the analytical procedure of hierarchical linear modelling is provided both for studies of growth and of school and classroom effects. The HLM and MPlus programs are introduced as appropriate procedures for multilevel analysis. The implications of the choice of a particular multivariate analytical procedure for the design of quantitative research studies in the social and behavioural sciences are considered.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14618 PR01 30 15 28 Feb - 28 Feb Friday 9am - 5pm Nexus10, 220, Computer Suite
7 Mar - 7 Mar Saturday 9am - 5pm Napier, 107, Computer Suite
29 May - 29 May Friday 9am - 5pm Nexus10, 220, Computer Suite
30 May - 30 May Saturday 9am - 5pm Nexus10, 220, Computer Suite