Students conduct a systematic literature review in relation to an educational problem of their interest. In doing so, they draw on theory, knowledge and skills developed through their degree. Through negotiation with their lecturer, students undertake a review of relevant literature, by applying appropriate selection criteria for choosing and analysing the literature. Students independently produce an evidence-based research report. The report demonstrates skilfulness in engaging in systematic processes of inquiring into a relevant topic.

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EED7001 - Research Methods in Education or

AED5001 - Education Research Design and Methods

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Conduct an investigation based on systematic literature review  
  2. Demonstrate cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems  
  3. Apply communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Presentation of the research plan, research questions, research justification and how it is informed by relevant literature 25%
Presentation Oral presentation to report the findings of the capstone investigation 15%
Research Paper Systematic literature review report 60%
Total assessment for this unit will be 8,000 words or equivalent.

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