This course will provide an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in education. Students will be introduced to contemporary perspectives in educational research with a particular focus on developing a range of skills involved in formulating a research proposal; including framing research questions, writing hypotheses, developing a literature review and choosing appropriate methodologies for different types of study. Students will examine and be exposed to the main components of a research framework i.e., problem definition, research design, data collection, ethical issues in research, report writing, and presentation.
By the end of this Unit, students will:
Develop an understanding of the basic framework of the research process.
Develop an understanding of various research designs and techniques.
Identify various sources of information from the literature review and data collection.
Develop an understanding of the ethical dimensions of conducting applied