EDUT5229 EDU s3 Methodology I, 5 ECTS

Objectives and learning outcomes:

-Students develop an understanding of research methodology that enables them to critically read and understand scientific articles

-Students understand different types of educational research problems, research methods and data analysis techniques.

-Students can recognize and review research methods in (educational) research articles.

-Students can demonstrate application of methodological knowledge in critically reviewing research articles.

Contents:

-Overview of different types of scientific research in and on education: general scientific principles and specific approaches

-Basic introduction to research methodology: Research questions, Hypotheses, Variables, Sampling, Validity & Reliability

-Practice critically reviewing scientific articles with different research methods (eg. experimental research, correlational research, causal comparative research, survey research, ethnographic methods, historical and document based study methods, mixed method research, Action research)