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Educational Research Methodology

Module Content & Structure
The aim of the modules is to provide substantial theoretical and practical continuing professional development for those interested in and/ or working with learners with special educational needs.

These standalone on-line blended learning modules involve e-tivities, discussion boards and face-to-face workshops. All on-line modules have a weighting of 15 ECTS. Modules are offered regularly over the academic year. All modules are completed within one semester (i.e. 12 weeks). Completion of two modules from the suite of on-line blended learning modules (30 ECTS) = Postgraduate Certificate.

Completion of four modules from the suite of on-line blended learning modules (60 ECTS) = Postgraduate Diploma.

Entry requirements

Level 8 Undergraduate Degree or equivalent. For students without the relevant academic qualification but with relevant previous experience, recognition for prior learning can be awarded.

Duration

1 semester.

Number of credits

30 ECTS - Postgraduate Certificate
60 ECTS - Postgraduate Diploma

Further enquiries

Centre for Special Educational Needs,
Inclusion and Diversity
Education Department
St. Angela’s College
Lough Gill Sligo

T: 071 9195550 / 071 / 580
E: education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Subjects taught

Module Description
This module will focus on developing initial research knowledge and skills. The module will provide an overview of research, knowledge of data collection methods as well as an understanding of approaches to data analysis.

This module has been prepared in response to the need for knowledge with regard to educational research methodology.

Assessment method

Assessment is continuous, with each module assessed independently through e-tivities, discussion boards and a written assignment or equivalent.

For those who opt not to be assessed, participants may audit a module or modules and receive a Certificate of Attendance from the Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity.

Enrolment and start dates

Intake: Annually

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