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This course provides an introduction to research methodology in Educational Studies with an aim to familiarise students with basic concepts of research theory and practise. It also acts as a preparatory course for students undertaking research for their Final Year Project. The course examines current research paradigms, principles of research design, instruments of data collection, and commonly used research methods, processes involved in the analysis of data, and modes of presenting research findings. By covering a range of theoretical and practical issues related to research in Educational Studies, the course shall equip students with an appropriate understanding of concepts, tools, and methods to conduct future research in their field of interest.
Aims and Objectives:
The course aims to enable students to:
1. Understand various research paradigms and become aware of theoretical and practical issues related to humanities research especially in contemporary Educational studies.
2. Review previously published work in the field, select an appropriate research topic with an awareness of principles in research design.
3. Demonstrate knowledge required to plan and conduct research with an understanding of appropriate research methods for a particular domain.
4. Familiarise themselves with skills to analyse different types of research data and explore various tools and software for the analyses.
5. Consolidate their research and academic skills to present research findings in both spoken and written forms.
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify key issues regarding research in current Educational studies and develop skills to search online and offline sources to carry out literature review.
2. Define an appropriate research topic by recognising a suitable research area and thereby, formulate research questions accordingly, by describing the rationale and research design.
3. Distinguish between various aspects of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research in Educational studies.
4. Design and conduct a research study in accordance with the identified research need.
5. Assess ways to collect, compile, and conduct a data analysis by considering the use of various software tools in order to analyse research data.
6. Apply academic skills to present the research study findings in a formal academic oral presentation and a written research paper.
Introduction to research methods and methodologies
How to Develop a Good Research Topic
The Research Proposal
John Creswell: Stories of Research to Reality: How the Social Sciences Change the World
Telling a Complete Story with Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research - Dr. John W. Creswell
Approaches to Research
What is Mixed Methods Research
Developing Mixed Methods Research with Dr. John W. Creswell
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
Overview of Qualitative Research Methods
The Literature Review
APA Referencing: The Basics
APA Referencing: Electronic Sources
Writing the Thesis
How to Avoid Plagiarism: In 5 Easy Steps
Book Title : Educational Research: Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research
Author : Creswell, J.W.
Edition : Fourth
Publisher : Pearson
Book Title : Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches
Author : Creswell, J.W.
Edition : Fourth
Publisher : Sage