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Research Methods and Evaluation

Module name (EN): Research Methods and Evaluation
Degree programme: Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: PdK-401
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
Course work: graded

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
PdK-401 Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 4, mandatory course
PdK-401 Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 4, mandatory course
Workload:
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
PdK-600 Bachelor Thesis
PdK-P7 Research-Oriented Internship


[updated 12.09.2018]
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Charis Förster
Lecturer:
Professoren des Studiengangs


[updated 12.09.2018]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will _be able to apply basic educational and social science research methods of data collection and analysis. They will be able to operationalize these research methods in a solution-oriented manner with regard to research questions related to fields of action. Students will be familiar with the specific challenges of conducting research with children and will be aware of the particularities of collecting data from groups of people directly involved, e.g. parents and educational staff.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Module content:
Quantitative Methods of Data Collection
- Historical, theoretical and methodological foundations; quality criteria
_- Traditional and recent exemplary quantitative studies
_- Methods of quantitative data collection
_- Approaches to collecting data
_- The quantitative research process
 
Qualitative Methods of Data Collection
- Historical, theoretical and methodological foundations; quality criteria
_- Traditional and recent exemplary qualitative studies
- Data collection methods
_- Approaches to collecting data
_- The quantitative research process
  
- Ethical and data protection aspects in research
 
 


[updated 01.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
- Literature studies (individual work)
- Exercises on data collection and evaluation methods
- Field/project work (in groups)
- Research supervision
- Presentation of results using different types of media

[updated 01.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Recommended literature will be announced at the beginning of the course.

[updated 01.10.2020]
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