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Saeed, Murad Abdu; Al-Ahdal, Arif Ahmed Mohammed H.; Al Qunayeer, Huda Suleiman – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2021
Due to the challenging nature of research method learning among postgraduates, the present study reports integration of research proposal writing into a master research method course. Specifically, the study explores the practices and views of 10 postgraduates joining applied linguistics in a Malaysian university over an academic semester.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Proposals, Proposal Writing, Graduate Students
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Wisecup, Allison K. – Teaching Sociology, 2017
This study employs a cross-sectional design to explore sociology majors' attitudes toward research methods. Survey data from a convenience sample of students enrolled in 16 departments are used to compare the attitudes of students who have and have not completed a research methods course. Despite consistent anecdotal claims that students harbor…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Sociology, Research Methodology
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Sarter, E. K. – Teaching Public Administration, 2020
The ability to engage with empirical research in a meaningful way is a vital skill for public administration (PA) students and graduates. Yet, while research methods are essential skills for PA students, it is widely acknowledged that teaching research methods in the context of social science programmes and PA in particular faces challenges. To…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Experiential Learning
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Collins, Linda; Benes, Kylla; Manley, Krista – Honors in Practice, 2021
Teaching interdisciplinary research methods to honors students across disciplines is complex. A pre-capstone seminar, The Art of Inquiry, centers ethical considerations within and beyond individual research interests, helping junior and senior students of all majors prepare for ethical, scholarly projects.
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Capstone Experiences, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ethics
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Turner, Rebecca; Sutton, Carole; Gray, Claire; Stevens, Sebastian; Swain, Julie – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
Research methods education is a challenging area for lecturers and students to engage with; students regularly demonstrate negative dispositions to research methods and lecturers struggle with issues such as curriculum marginalisation. However, employers increasingly demand graduates equipped with skills as researchers. Consequently, in…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Research Methodology, Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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Leary, Sam; Ness, Andy – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2021
The provision of undergraduate statistics teaching varies across UK dental schools, but some challenges are faced in all schools. These include the need to (i) demonstrate the relevance of statistics to dentistry, (ii) address the phenomenon of statistical anxiety likely to be experienced, and (iii) deliver the teaching with a limited number of…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Dentistry
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Kinkead, Joyce – CEA Forum, 2021
Undergraduate English majors should have opportunities to conduct meaningful, authentic research. This essay outlines a research methods course that introduces students to empirical research with qualitative and quantitative tools. Over the course of the term, students complete a whole-class project that models the process and then also complete…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students), English Instruction, Student Research
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Morris, Patricia; Ida, Aya Kimura; Migliaccio, Todd; Tsukada, Yusuke; Baker, Dylan – Teaching Sociology, 2020
Students often identify research methods classes as one of the most difficult and intimidating classes of their academic career. The objectives of this study were twofold. The first was to ascertain whether the use of group-centered, collaborative learning would improve student mastery of material compared to traditional, lecture-based classes.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Lecture Method, Instructional Effectiveness
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Levin, Allyson Volinsky – Communication Teacher, 2021
Courses: Quantitative research methods, research methods, basic communication courses. Objectives: The goals of the exercise are for students: (1) collaboratively to design a "real world" survey questionnaire; (2) to analyze survey questions and survey design to address if and how the survey meets its goals; (3) to evaluate the strengths…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Communication (Thought Transfer), Introductory Courses, Student Surveys
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Nind, Melanie; Lewthwaite, Sarah – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
This paper addresses ways of researching the pedagogy involved in building research methods competencies in the social sciences. The lack of explicit and shared pedagogy in this area make it particularly important that research is conducted to stimulate pedagogic culture, dialogue and development. The authors discuss the range of methods used in…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Research Methodology, Teaching Methods, Educational Research
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Nind, Melanie – Oxford Review of Education, 2020
This paper takes the concept of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), which is well known in teacher education, and applies it in research methods education where it has not been previously used. It asks how experienced social science research methods teachers, who know their subject (method) well, teach advanced social research methods to others.…
Descriptors: Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Social Science Research, Research Methodology, Research Skills
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Quintero, Jessica M.; Peña, Cindy – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, 2021
Convivencia testimonial is a subaltern method for conducting research among Chicana/Latina researchers and participants. Its underpinnings are grounded in Chicana feminist epistemology (CFE). CFE offers an alternative way of doing critical qualitative research. Methodologies stemming from CFE can also offer innovative methods grounded in subaltern…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Hispanic Americans
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Byman, Reijo; Maaranen, Katriina; Kansanen, Pertti – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2021
From the end of the 1970s, all teacher education programmes have been a part of academic higher education in Finland. Thus, TE has been implemented in universities and all Finnish comprehensive and upper-secondary school teachers have a master's degree. Research methods courses have been an essential part of teacher education courses for over 40…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Value Judgment, Research Methodology
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Tomita, Kei; Alangari, Husa; Zhu, Meina; Ergulec, Fatih; Lachheb, Ahmed; Boling, Elizabeth – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2021
Studies of instructional design (ID) practices do not always highlight the inner workings of the research method and can leave readers without a clear understanding of how the study was actually carried out, particularly if it encompassed some complexity in process. As a team of researchers with different levels of scholarly expertise and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Instructional Design
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Rice, Lindsay; Alquist, Jessica L.; Penuliar, Michael; Donato, Francesco V.; Price, Mindi M. – Teaching of Psychology, 2021
Courses including lab- or experiential-based learning may shy away from an online lab format. Using an empirically driven approach, an online research methods in psychology lab section was developed and compared to a face-to-face lab section. Results indicated that there were no differences in student knowledge regarding the American Psychological…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Research Methodology, Courses, Writing (Composition)
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