Methodology of field research

Course Information
TitleΜΕΘΟΔΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΕΡΕΥΝΑΣ ΠΕΔΙΟΥ / Methodology of field research
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600000766

Programme of Study: UPS School of Italian Language and Literature 2013

Registered students: 57
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureMandatory Elective Courses536

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should be able to design and implement aν evaluative research, based on the methodology of the scientific field research. This kind of research can be related to any facet of the foreign language learning procedure (e.g. student, teacher, program, teaching material, time of objectives achievement from the students). The basic aim of the course is the acquisition of the competence by the students to implement an planned and organize data collection about the qualitative and, in some cases, quantitative characteristics of the foreign language lesson. In particular, they should be able to: a) set the research goals b) compose the research assumptions c) set a schedule emphasizing to the time and the place of the data gathering as well as to the time of data processing and analysis.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
a) Definitions and typologies of the scientific research b) Meaning of the terms "variable, variable value" c) Scales d) Research assumption, working hypothesis e) Population, sample, sampling f) Sampling methods g) Data gathering tools h) Codification, coding i) Parametric and non-paramentric data analysis models and methods
Field research, data analysis
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of the computer laboratory and the moodle platform with the support of the ETEP laboratory member.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work502
Written assigments251
Student Assessment
After the conclusion of the theoretical part, students are called to design and implement a short field research in groups of 5. During its implementation and at the end they present to rest of the class their results. These results they have to assign to the professor in a written report.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Τσοπάνογλου Α., 2010. Μεθοδολογία της επιστημονικής έρευνας και εφαρμογές της στην αξιολόγηση της γλωσσικής κατάρτισης. Θεσσαλονίκη: Ζήτη. Cohen L., Manion L., Morrison K. (2008). Μεθοδολογία εκπαιδευτικής έρευνας. Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο.
Additional bibliography for study
Guibert J., Jumel G., 1997. Méthodologie des pratiques de terrain en sciences humaines et sociales. Paris: A. Colin. Μπεχράκης, Θ., 1999. Πολυδιάστατη ανάλυση δεδομένων. Αθήνα: Νέα Σύνορα – Λιβάνης. Παπαδημητρίου, Γ., 2001. Περιγραφική στατιστική. Θεσσαλονίκη: Παρατηρητής. Aiken, L., 1996. Rating scales and checklists. New York, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Aiken, L., 1997. Questionnaires & inventories. New York, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Cohen, L., Manion, L. (1980). Research Methods in Education. London: Croom Helm Ltd. (Μεταφρασμένο στην ελληνική γλώσσα με τον τίτλο: Cohen, L., Manion, L. (1997). Μεθοδολογία Εκπαιδευτικής Έρευνας. Μητσοπούλου, Χ. Φιλοπούλου, Μ. (μτφ.), Αθήνα: εκδ. Έκφραση
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