Courses Catalogue

Research Methods

COURSE CODE: UCC2102
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Physics BSc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This course is meant to introduce, expose and generate interest among students to research. It will offer a basis for preparing undergraduate students for a more detailed study of advanced, specialized and demanding aspects of educational research. Emphasis will be placed on the basic steps of why and the appropriate methods of how research is carried out.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of research methods in education. Working from research questions that might inform your future dissertation,

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of research.
  • Apply appropriate methods in carrying out research.
  • Establish the skill to design your own piece of research from initial research question to research design, data collection (including designing instruments) and data analysis techniques and methods;
  • Experience and use qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques and methods;
  • Experience and use qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques and methods;
  • Correctly report research findings

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  • Develop a plan of research of their choice
  • Recall the key steps followed in a research process
  • Recognize various characteristics of research
  • Carry out investigation and evaluation of educational research studies
  • Explain the learning  techniques of research