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Engaging with postgraduate research: education, childhood & youth
Engaging with postgraduate research: education, childhood & youth

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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • appreciate why theory is relevant to and important for research

  • recognise how research perspectives offer ways of linking theory to the practice of research

  • understand what a research paradigm is and how paradigms can be distinguished from each other

  • recognise how the choice of a research paradigm and its associated research methodology relates to how a research problem or enquiry is conceptualised

  • understand how different research positions have led to different views about what counts as evidence and, as a consequence, what is judged to be valuable or reliable evidence in research

  • appreciate how having a clear view of the theories and concepts informing a study offers a useful framework for research.