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Introduction to Educational Research


Outline of the course:

 

                This course will focus on the foundations of educational research and will

                cover the following topics:

1.              Overview of educational research

2.              Sources of data

3.              Measurement

4.              Indicators of good research

5.              Developing research questions

6.              Reviewing the literature

7.              Types of research (ethnographic, descriptive and

                historical, co-relational, action and evaluation, experimental and

                quasi-experimental)

8.              Designs of research

9.              Introduction to sampling

10.             Procedures and tools for gathering data

11.             Analysis of data

12.             Interpreting and communicating research

 

Assessment: Group interactions, presentations, seminars and assignments

 

References:

        Selected chapters from the following books:

1.      Charles C.M. (1995, Second Edition) Introduction to Educational

Research, Longman USA 2.      Kidder L.H , Judd C.M  and Smith E.R. (1986, Fifth Edition)

        Research Methods in Social Relations, Holt Rhinehart and Winston Inc.

3.      Kerlinger F.N. (1983, Second Indian Reprint) Foundations of

        Behavioural Research, Surjeet Publications

4.      Baker T.L. (1988) Doing Social Research, McGraw Hill Inc.

5.      Denzin N.K. and Lincoln Y.S (1994) Handbook of Qualitative Research, Sage Publications

6.      O' Leary Zina, (2004), The Essential Guide to Doing Research, Vistaar

         Publications, New Delhi

7.      Cresswell, J.W. (2002), Educational Research; Planning, Conducting and

        Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Merrill Prentice Hall


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