Learning outcomes of the course unit
Recognizing the main terms and concepts of the educational research.
Recognizing and planning the phases of research process.
Recognizing the main types of research strategies.
Recognizing the main research tools.
Undesrtanding the operationalization process.
Interpreting and explaining research data.
Explaining and presenting data analysis.
Recognizing actual research in education.
Critiquing and developing critical thinking.
Course contents summary
Introduction to educational research: methods and technics of research.
Developing a hypothesis, a research problem and the theoretical framework.
Variables and measurement.
Quantitative and qualitative research methods and instruments.
Action-research and design-based research.
Instruments and procedures for data collection and analysis.
Communication and diffusion of results.
The compulsory textbooks will be communicated later.
Assessment methods and criteria
A structured written test (mandatary).
An elective oral exam (only if the written exam has been passed with a grade equal to or greater than 18/30) about an in-depth theoretical analysis and/or a presentation of a research.