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Research Methods and Techniques in Education

Course Code: 
EDGN 528
Semester: 
Bahar
Course Type: 
Zorunlu
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to develop a research orientation among master students and to acquaint them with basic concepts and essential elements of educational research methods.
Course Content: 

Research Methods and Techniques in Education course provides opportunities for students to understand research process in education. With the help of this understanding students will design their own research for their research in the graduate program in the future.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Discussion 3: Case Analysis, 4: Demonstration
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Experiment, C: Homework, D: Term Project

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Dersin Öğrenme Çıktıları

Course Learning Outcomes Program

Learning

Outcomes

Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
  1. Explain the characteristics of educational research and scientific method.
2&5&7 1&2&3 A
  1. State responsibilities of a researcher to protect participants from any harm and to implement ethical practices.
2&5&9 1&2&3 A&D
  1. Formulate a research problem while applying characteristics of a good question.
2&6&4&8 1&2&3 A&C&D
  1. Distinguish characteristics of different variables used in educational research.
1&3&4 1&2&3 A&C&D
  1. Conduct a literature search on computers and at library.
2&3&4 1&3&4 A&C&D
  1. Describe different types of sampling strategies.
2&3&4&8 1&2&3 A&C&D
  1. Explain types of measurement instruments used in educational research.
2&3&4&8 1&2&3 A&C&D
  1. Describe what is meant by validity and reliability.
2&3&4&8 1&2&3 A&C&D
  1. Address the importance of the remedies of the internal validity threats for a research.
2&3&4&8 1&2&3 A&C&D
  1. Demonstrate knowledge regarding for application of different statistical analyses for categorical and quantitative data.
2&3&4&8 1&2&3 A&D
  1. Comprehend both various quantitative, qualitative and mixed method research types.
2&3&4&8 1&2&3 A&D
  1. Describe the differences between qualitative and quantitative research designs.
2&3&4&8 1&2&3 A&D
  1. Describe the main sections of a research proposal and use APA style in the academic writings.
2&3&4&8 1&2&3 D

Dersin Akışı

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Ethics in Educational Research

Nature of Educational Research

Text Book Chapter and Consent Form Examples
2 The Research Problem

Research Purpose, Research Question

Text Book Chapter and Example Research Articles
3 Locating and Reviewing the Literature

Understanding APA style

Searching databases and understanding indexes

APA 6th course presentation and resources to be cited with APA
4 Variables and Hypotheses

Sampling

Text Book Chapter and Example Research Articles
5 Instrumentation

Validity and Reliability

Internal Validity

Text Book Chapter and Example Research Articles
6 Descriptive Statistics Text Book  Chapter and Example Research Articles
7 Inferential Statistics Text Book Chapter and Example Research Articles
8 The Nature of Quantitative Research

Experimental Research

Single-Subject design

Text Book Chapter and Example Research Articles
9 MIDTERM MIDTERM

 

10 Correlational Research

Causal-Comparative Research

Text Book Chapter and Example Research Articles
11 Survey Research

Action Research

Text Book Chapter  and Example Research Articles
12 The Nature of Qualitative Research

Five Qualitative Approaches to Inquiry

Text Book Chapter and Example Research Articles
13 Observation and Interviewing

Content Analysis

Text Book Chapter and Example Research Articles
14 Mixed-Methods Research Text Book Chapter and Example Research Articles

Kaynaklar

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Creswell, J.W. (2011). Qualitative inquiry & research design: Choosing among five approaches. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Creswell, J.W. (2012). Educational research. Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education Inc.

Fraenkel, J.R., Wallen, N.E., & Hyun, H.H. (2011). How to design and evaluate research in education. (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (5th ed.). (2001). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association

Additional Resources Research papers from the recent top conferences are studied.

A quantitative master thesis.

Materyal Paylaşımı

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Power point presentation of each course
Assignments Quantitative Article Critique and Conference Presentation
Term Project Research Proposal

 

Exams Midterm

Değerlendirme Sistemi

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 %30
Assignment (Paper critiques and conference presentation) 2 %20
Term Project and Presentation 1 %50
Total  4 %100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   %50
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   %50
Total   %100

Dersin Program Çıktılarına Katkısı

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Identify, evaluate the problems  in the field and design research to address the problems.          X  
2 Follow the innovations and new research in the fields with a critical point of view.          X  
3 Design interdisciplinary research to produce new products.         x  
4 Acquire required research skills and knowledge to lead an educational organization in an effective manner.       x    
5 Establish a strong communication with the teachers in the field.     x      
6 Identify the needs of an educational institution.         x    
7 Understand the essential theories and principals in the field.     x      
8 Design both qualitative and quantitative original research to contribute the field.         X  
9 Conduct ethical studies both at national and international level in the field.       X    

AKTS İş Yükü Tablosu

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Excluding the exam week: 13x Total course hours) 13 3 39
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 13 2 26
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Homework 2 15 30
Term Project and Presentation 1 40 40
Total Work Load 30 70 150
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     6
ECTS Credit of the Course     6