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.
This module aims
to develop your knowledge and understanding of research methods in education.
Working from research questions that might inform your future dissertation,
By the end of this
course, the student should be able to:
- Discuss the
importance of research.
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;
and use qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques and
and use qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques and methods;
report research findings
A student on
completing this course is expected to:
a plan of research of their choice
the key steps followed in a research process
various characteristics of research
out investigation and evaluation of educational research studies
the learning techniques of research