Research Methods

Course Information
TitleΜέθοδοι Έρευνας / Research Methods
CodeΕΔΞΓ 593
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600004031


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Ekmáthīsī kai Didaskalía Xénīs GlṓssasCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-7.5

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students develop skills in reading and evaluating published research in applied linguistics. During the course students are familiarized with research methodology, while the course also includes work on statistics. By the end of the course, students will have developed the skills necessary to design, implement and analyze data in the field of linguistics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course offers a comprehensive overview of research methodology in applied linguistics. Various research methods (questionnaire, observation, interview, experiment a.o.) and types of research (qualitative-quantitative) are examined and analysed while advantages and disadvantages are discussed. During the course, all the steps involved in executing research projects are described, from planning and collecting resources to conducting the research, analyzing the data and reporting/ discussing the results.
research, methodology, statistics, data analysis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Written assigments128.14.7
Student Assessment
Evaluation will be based in three assignments: two formative assessments during the semester: (a) critical evaluation of a given research methodology and (b) statistical problem solving will consist of the 40% of the final grade. The final assessment will consist of a research paper on a small-scale study (60% of the final grade).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
SPSS explained / από Hinton, Perry R. 1954- Έκδοση 2005 SPSS for Windows made simple: release 10 / από Kinneaw, Paul R. Έκδοση 2002
Additional bibliography for study
Dörnyei, Z. (2007). Research methods in applied linguistics: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies. Oxford University Press. Podesva, R. J. & D. Sharma (2013). Research methods in linguistics. Cambridge University Press. . Τσάντας Νίκος Δ., Μωϋσιάδης Χρόνης Θ., Μπαγιάτης Ντίνος, Χατζηπαντελής Θεόδωρος (1999). Ανάλυση δεδομένων με τη βοήθεια στατιστικών πακέτων ISBN: 960-431-518-8. Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Ζήτη Πελαγία & Σια Ο.Ε.
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