Methodology of Quantitive Research: Exploratory approaches in the Analysis of Empirical Data

Course Information
TitleΜεθοδολογία Ποιοτικής Έρευνας: Διερευνητικές προσεγγίσεις στην ανάλυση εμπειρικών δεδομένων / Methodology of Quantitive Research: Exploratory approaches in the Analysis of Empirical Data
SchoolPhilosophy and Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDimitrios Stamovlasis
Course ID600018165

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philosophy and Education (2011-today)

Registered students: 55
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specializationWinter/Spring-6
PedagogicElected Compulsory DirectionalWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
The introductory course Π1000-Methodology of Pedagogical research
Learning Outcomes
The students learn about the epistemological issues underpinning the qualitative research and become familiar with the collection and analysis of empirical data in a qualitative inquiry. Student become aware and understand the logical fallacies, which appear n, the argumentation developed in a research endeavor where there is lack of strong empirical evidences.
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 teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course is an introduction to qualitative research methodology applied to Pedagogy, Psychology, Education and Social Sciences in general. First, the basic philosophical assumptions and the epistemological framework is presented and discussed along with contemporary advances in human thinking and knowledge. Second, a number of research approaches fostered in qualitative methodologies concerning the collection of empirical data are taught with emphasis to the interviews, observations and focus groups. Third, the most popular methods and practices in data analysis are presented: discourse analysis, grounded theory, phenomenology, and hermeneutics, narrative analysis, content analysis, ethnography and action research. Students are called to design and carry out small projects, individually or in groups, write reports and present their research. In addition, ethical considerations and evaluation issues are discussed. Attendance and the project work are mandatory for all participants, for which the course assessment is based mainly on their contribution to course work.
qualitative research, content analysis, discourse analysis, ethnography, focus groups, argumentation, logical errors
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
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
Electronic material, lectures via skype and communication with students
Course Organization
Written assigments401.6
Student Assessment
Small projects and writting scientific papers
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Ίσαρη Φ. & Πουρκός Μ. (2015). Ποιοτική Μεθοδολογία Έρευνας. Εφαρμογές στην Ψυχολογία και στην Εκπαίδευση. Σύνδεσμος Ελληνικών Ακαδημαϊκων Βιβλιοθηκων- Κάλλιπος. ISBN: 978-960-603-455-8 Ιωσηφίδης, Θ. (2017). Ποιοτικές μέθοδοι έρευνας και επιστημολογία των κοινωνικών επιστημών. Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Τζιόλας. ISBN : 960-418-679-5
Additional bibliography for study
Επιστημονικά άρθρα, σημειώσεις.
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