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As part of the Educational Research specialisation stream, this unit provides you with the opportunity to undertake your own research project. Investigate an area of significance in education, or training or development. At the end of this unit, you will submit a 6,000-word report on your chosen research area. The topics covered are to be completed by the student and the supervisor to reflect on chosen educational problem or area of knowledge need. N.B: You will have completed the units Evaluative Literature Review, Educational Research Methods and Research Project 1 before enrolling into this unit.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the appropriate methodological approach, and ethical considerations necessary to investigate the topic, including data collection and analysis procedures
  • Critically evaluate issues relating to topic and produce a report that meets the specifications detailed in this unit statement.


You are assessed according to the following three components, each with its own weighted value against your overall result:

  • Third draft of Project Report (due Week 2): 50%
  • Final Project Report (due Week 6): 50%.

This report is cumulative from the assessment in the unit Research Project 1.


You can study this unit as part of the Master of Education.   Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your SCU Online student advisor on 1300 589 882 for more information based on your particular circumstances.