Module title: Educational Research Methods and Practice

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: EDU11112
Module leader: Louise Drumm
School Department of Learning, Teaching & Enhancement
Subject area group: Learning and Teaching Enhancement
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added


Description of module content:

Philosophy and models of the research process
Quantitative and qualitative research methods
Research methods for blended and online teaching and learning
Sample surveys, sampling methods, design and use of questionnaires, interviews, fieldwork
Analysis methods, tools, frameworks and software
Logistics and practicalities of research and evaluation.
Literature searches including electronic media and the WWW
Constructing a research question and writing research reports
Ethical issues and codes of conduct, academic rigour in 'e-learning' research.



Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Evidence a comprehensive and practical understanding of the research methodologies and processes in an education context.
LO2: Formulate, justify and defend robust and focussed research questions.
LO3: Critically evaluate information and sources that are relevant to a particular research area.
LO4:. Design a research programme, including evaluation of the ethical implications of the research and the data collection requirements.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - COHEN, L., MANION, L., & MORRISON, K. (2011) RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION.: LONDON:ROUTLEDGE, 7th ed. - ISBN: 9781135721961
Core - DENSCOMBE, M. (2008) THE GOOD RESEARCH GUIDE FOR SMALL-SCALE SOCIAL RESEARCH PROJECTS.: MAIDENHEAD: MCGRAWHILL/OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS., 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9780335229680
Core - COUSIN, G. (2009) RESEARCHING LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION: AN INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY METHODS AND APPROACHES.: NEW YORK ; ABINGDON : ROUTLEDGE Vol. 2009, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9780203884584
Core - HOPKINS, D. (2008) A TEACHER'S GUIDE TO CLASSROOM RESEARCH.: MAIDENHEAD: MCGRAWHILL/OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS., 4th ed. - ISBN: 9780335221752
Core - KING, N. (2010) INTERVIEWS IN QUALITATIVE RESEARCH.: LONDON, THOUSAND OAKS: SAGE., 1st ed.
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