Qualitative research methods in education

Course Code: MET 1204 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2022-2023
Domain: Education Sciences - Masters • Field of study: Psycho-pedagogy of Early Education and Small Schooling
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Cornel-Victor Igna
Seminar tutor: Cornel-Victor Igna
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 14
Number of teaching hours per week: 1
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

• to use correctly and in various contexts the terminology specific to the methodology of qualitative research in the education sciences;
• to identify the problems whose resolution involves the qualitative approach;
• to develop a qualitative research project / design and a project management plan;

Course Entry Requirements:

Basic knowledge in the field of research methodology acquired during the degree studies, through professional experience and / or in non-formal or informal learning contexts.

Course contents:

1. Brief history of research in education 2. Theoretical aspects of research in education. 3. Designing qualitative research in education. 4. Collecting and organizing qualitative data. 5. Analysis of qualitative data. 6. Criteria for evaluating research 7. Capitalizing / applying and publishing the results. 8. Research ethics

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

Understanding of the research process and requirements Ability to apply qualitative research

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 80%; continuous assessment – 20%.

Recommended reading:

Sagor, R., The action research guidebook: a four step process for educators and school teams, Corwin Press , California , 2005 , 1
Murray, T. R., Blending qualitative&quantitative research methods in theses and dissertation., Corwin Press , California , 2003 , 1
Flick, U., Kardorff, E., Steinke,I., A companion to qualitative research., Sage Publications , London , 2004 , 1