Research Methods in Education

Course Information
TitleΜεθοδολογία εκπαιδευτικής έρευνας / Research Methods in Education
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMikail Christodoulou
Course ID600015082

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims at the acquisition of an in depth understanding of the process of educational research. Basic epistemological paradigms are discussed, central methodological concepts are introduced, various research designs are studied, and methods of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis are examined in both theoretical and practical terms. By the end of the course students will be able: To define the characteristics and describe the stages of the research process of a variety of qualitative, quantitative and mixed design studies To understand and distinguish the attributes, the possibilities and the shortcomings of differentiated research designs. To use different methods of collecting data and to design and create data collection tools. To manage, organize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data using appropriate methods and techniques of analysis.
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 international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course consists of the following thematic areas: (a)Epistemological principles and research paradigms: The Quantitative research paradigm, the Qualitative rationale and Mixed Methods approaches - Research Designs (b) The research process in quantitative approaches: Experimental Designs, Survey Designs and Correlational research (c) Methods of quantitative data collection: Questionnaires and structured interviews, Tests and measurement, Systematic observation (d) The research process in qualitative approaches: Grounded theory, ethnographic designs, Action research and Case study (e) Methods of qualitative data collection: The qualitative interview and participant observation (f) Methods and techniques of analyzing quantitative and qualitative data
educational research, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, statistical analysis, qualitative 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 Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
The educational activities of the module will be supported by a range of learning materials and resources (books, articles, presentations, research reports, software etc), as well as the use of Moodle/elearning.auth,
Course Organization
Laboratory Work321.1
Reading Assigment903
Written assigments802.7
Student Assessment
Continuous formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment will take the form of written tests and short evaluation activities and exercises. Summative evaluation will be based on a portfolio of evidence, which demonstrates the competencies a student has acquired within the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Portfolio (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Creswell, J. W. (2013). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Sage Publications, Incorporated. McMillan, J. H., & Schumacher, S. (2009). Research in education. Pearson Education. Bryman, A., & Cramer, D. (2001). Quantitative data analysis with SPSS release 10 for Windows: a guide for social scientists. Routledge. Bryman, A. (2008). Social Research Methods (3rd edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Marsh, C. and Elliot, J. 2009 Exploring Data: An Introduction to Data Analysis for Social Scientists (2nd Edition). London: Sage Υφαντόπουλος, Γ.Ν. και Νικολαίδου, Κ.Ε. (2008) Η στατιστική στην κοινωνική έρευνα. ΑΘΗΝΑ: Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Babbie, E. (2011) Εισαγωγή στην Κοινωνική Έρευνα (Επιμέλεια: Ζαφειρόπουλος, Κ.), ΑΘΗΝΑ: Εκδόσεις ΚΡΙΤΙΚΗ. Flick, U. (2017) Εισαγωγή στην Ποιοτική Έρευνα. Αθήνα: Προπομπός. Lareau, A. and Shultz, J. (1996) Journeys Through Ethnography. Boulder: Westview Press. Eco, U. (1994) Πως γίνεται μια διπλωματική εργασία. ΑΘΗΝΑ: Εκδόσεις νήσος. Bryman, A. (2006) ‘Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Research: how is it done?’ Qualitative Research, Vol. 6, No. 1: 97-114 Mason, J. (2006) ‘Mixing Methods in a Qualitatively-Driven Way’,Qualitative Research, Vol. 6, No. 1: 9-26 Mason, J. (2011). Η Διεξαγωγή της Ποιοτικής Έρευνας. Αθήνα: Πεδίο. Mills, G. E., Gay, L. R. and Airasian, P. (2017) Εκπαιδευτική Έρευνα. Αθήνα: Προπομπός. Moran-Ellis, J., Alexander, V. D., Cronin, A., Dickinson, M., Fielding, J.,Sleney, J. and Thomas, H., (2006) ‘Triangulation and Integration: processes, claims and implications’ Qualitative Research, Vol. 6, No. 1: 45-60 Robson, C. (2007). Η Έρευνα του Πραγματικού Κόσμου. Αθήνα: Gutenberg. Schnell, R., Hill, P. B. and Esser, E. (2014) Μέθοδοι Εμπειρικής Κοινωνικής Έρευνας. Αθήνα: Προπομπός. Σαραφίδου, Γ. Ο. (2011) Συνάρθρωση Ποσοτικών και Ποιοτικών Προσεγγίσεων. ΑΘΗΝΑ: Εκδόσεις Gutenberg. Σύνδεσμοι: • • •
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