This is part 1 of a two part course that provides students with knowledge and skills in collecting, processing and analyzing educational data, including different lenses to view the nature of inquiry in the field, research designs, and an overview of quantitative and qualitative methods.
The course has the following components: a) Planning and conducting research according to different research designs, b) Overview of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods in Learning Sciences, c) Ethics of Learning Sciences research. The course will be centered around exploring methodological perspectives by focusing on conceptual aspects of datasets and experiments in the Learning Sciences. Face-to-face meetings will be held every fortnight, although students will be expected to work individually on weekly tasks (e.g., discussing relevant literature, creating and justifying research designs, performing data anaylsis).
The examination procedure consists of several assignments done across the semester.
learning sciences, research methods, research design, data collection
By the end of the course, the student must be able to:
- understand how to plan a learning sciences study, collect and analyse data according to different methodological perspectives in the learning sciences.
In the programs
- Number of places: 25
- Exam form: During the semester (session free)
- Subject examined: Introduction to research methods I
- Lecture: 14 Hour(s)
- Exercises: 34 Hour(s)