Research design draws from quantitative, qualitative and mixed method methodologies. This unit equips students with an understanding of the purpose and the tools of research in each of the three methodologies. It provides students with strategies for analysing quantitative and qualitative data. Further, it enables students to identify the worldview beliefs, or paradigms, that are implicit in various approaches to the practice of educational research. The unit is a prerequisite for those undertaking the Research Thesis unit.