Objectives and learning outcomes:

-Students develop theoretical and practical knowledge related to measurement instruments.

-Students can translate research principles (e.g. theory, methodological approach) into practice in small group collaboration.

-Students synthesize theoretical, methodological and empirical information into small report that emphasizes the process.

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-Students reflect on group work and their own role in the group process, and formulate insights that will benefit their professional career.

Contents:

- Introduction to research design

- Ethics of educational research

- Literature search (e.g. instruments)

- Practical experiences with interview, observation, questionnaire, scale and test instruments

- Planning small scale research in a small group

- Design and piloting of interview, observation, questionnaire, test and/or scale instrument

- Practical experience with data collection and analysis

- Evaluate the instruments and process in a small research report