Research and Inquiry 3


This course introduces a range of research methodologies required by early childhood teachers to be effective teacher-researchers. You are taught skills to critique a range of published research to assist them to engage in research, beginning with the development of an educational research proposal. 

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to

  • Discuss the characteristics of research and distinguish between major approaches to research
  • Identify and demonstrate understanding of key elements of a robust research process
  • Explain differences between research methods and methodologies, and critically evaluate the methodology used in selected published research.
  • Select the most appropriate methodology for an early childhood research investigation in a chosen area of interest


This course is 100% internally assessed


There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

Course availability over the next 12 months


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