This module introduces the advanced quantitative and qualitative methods in educational research. It focuses on developing skills and knowledge in research design, data collection, data management & modelling through the analysis of educational dataset. Training in the data analysis software is a key component of this module as well. This module is designed particularly for those students who are interested in further education (e.g. PhD, EdD) and intensive training in research methodology.
A Understand the principles of quantitative and qualitative data and statistical analysis in educational research B Apply a range of methods using lab software, such as SPSS, AMOS and NVivo, to analyze quantitative and qualitative data in education, psychology and other disciplines in social sciences C Reflect on the possible issues of the criteria for examining the validity of data D Critically analyze and evaluate research results reports
The teaching sessions are interactive and divided into two components: lectures and lab/practicals. The lab/practicals will build on the materials covered in the lectures based on the training in the practical issues regarding data collection and analysis.