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Introduction to research methods and techniques

Course Code :5003OIWIMT
Study domain:Instructional and educational
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:8
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Tine van Daal
Lieke Lochten
Bea Mertens

3. Course contents *

In this course the nature of scientific knowledge and methods are discussed with also focus on the status of social-scientific knowledge. In this course emhasis is put on four important strands of qualitative and quantitative research in training and educational sciences: phenomenography, case-study, survey and experiment. You are introduced to different forms and examples of research, research methods, techniques and designs as well as the features of a research plan. You learn about the interrelatedness between problem statement, research questions and the choice of a research design and techniques. Important concepts regarding how to judge the quality of scientific work are introduced, such as reliability and validity.