Research and Inquiry 3

Course code 75304

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. 

Workshop schedule

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workshop schedule.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

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.