Research Methods in Education

Course Information
TitleΜεθοδολογία έρευνας / Research Methods in Education
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorDimitrios Zachos
Course ID600015097

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Be able to "read" scientific research. Be able to evaluate scientific research & studies. Be able to carry out a scientific research.
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 autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Section 1 - Introductory Introduction to Lesson, Purpose & Requirements - What is Knowledge & Skills Science Section 2 - Science & Research The Tools & Objectives of Science (Theory, Method, Research) - Scientific Research, The Terminology & its types Module 3 Methodology & Research The three main research approaches (Positive, Interpretative & Chiropractic example) - Objectivity & Research - The Ethics of Research Module 4 The Process & Stages of Research Identifying and formulating a research problem - Research Questions and Case Studies - The use of theory - Research design - Localization of possible Critical Points - Definition of Stages and Duration - Definitions & research constraints - conducting research - writing the research Section 5 The Bibliographic Overview How do we make a "bibliographic" overview and what role in our research Section 6 The Communication & Recruitment of Scientific "Production" How We Write A Research Report & A Scientific Article (Structure and Characteristics) - By Which Criteria We Evaluate Research References & Scientific Articles - Resurrection, Utility and Recognition of Science Project in the Scientific Community & Society Section 7 - Principles of bibliographic search Search for bibliography - e-services (VPN, HEAL-link, E-learning, Scopus, ERIC, Google Scholar, EKT, citation manager - Zotero,) Section 8 - Basic principles of statistics • Basic research principles (reliability, validity, generality), • Basic statistical principles [scales and measurement levels, dependent / independent samples, dependent / independent variables, experimental / semi-experimental method, parametric / non-parametric criteria, basic quantitative analysis criteria (X2, t-test), meaning of statistical significance, effect sizes] Section 9 - Quantitative example Quantitative Example [scale concept - variable - factor, variables under investigation into EA, patterns of behavior change, NEP, Theory of Planned Behavior etc., various scales] Module - Quality example Qualitative approaches to research (drama / theater, phenomenography, qualitative and quantitative trace analysis) Malandrakis G. Section 11 - Diagnostic tools 2/3/4 knots • Development of 2/3/4 node diagnostics to investigate the level of understanding and misunderstandings about scientific concepts (2/3/4 tier tests). • Educational and research use of concept maps (examples) Section 12 - • Examples of combined methodological approaches in the IP through published research in international scientific journals (EER, JEE, JRST, IJSE, IJES, IRGEE, JSET) Section 13 - Coding of data • Practical principles for encoding questionnaires and interviews • Application of questionnaire coding • Recapitulation and discussion, overall view of the course
research, education, qualitative, quantitative
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment752.5
Written assigments501.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
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