Basic Research Methods
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Course code
KAI6003.HR
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Course title in Estonian
Uurimistöö alused ja meetodid
Course title in English
Basic Research Methods
ECTS credits
6.0
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lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
Meril Ümarik (language of instruction:Estonian)
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
- To form an understanding of the main bases of scientific research and different research methods; - To support the formation of skills for a practical information search and reading trustworthy sources; - To support in students the readiness to plan and carry out independent empirical research; - To support the development of the student as an independent ethical researcher.
Brief description of the course
The nature of research and the basic requirements of scientific research; research planning and stages of carrying out research. Searching for specialist sources on the research topic (types of information sources and ways of searching). Setting up and specifying a research problem. Quantitative and qualitative approaches; an overview of data collection, analysis and sample selection methods; the role of theory in different types of research. Research ethics. Generalising and submitting research results. Good practice in academic writing; referencing and referencing software; plagiarism. Creating a research plan. In addition to lectures, specialised seminars will take place in smaller groups throughout the course where research problems from the specific field, research trends and one's own research ideas will be discussed, as well as an interim version of the research plan.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- understands the main bases and requirements of scientific research;
- is able to find, assess and use trustworthy scientific sources;
- knows the process of scientific research and its different stages and methods;
- creates a research plan, sets a research problem according to their topic and chooses appropriate methods and a sample;
- analyses themselves as an independent ethical researcher.
Teacher
Meril Ümarik, PhD jt
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Social Pedagogy (KASPB/21.HR)
Adult Education (KAANB/21.HR)
Vocational Pedagogy (KAKPB/21.HR)
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Youth Work (TPNR/21.HR)
Primary School Teacher (KAKLI/19.HR)
Special Education (KAEPB/21.HR)
Adult Education (KAANB/20.HR)
Special Education (KAEPB/20.HR)
Early Childhood Education (KAALB/20.HR)
Vocational Pedagogy (KAKPB/20.HR)
Primary School Teacher (KAKLI/00.HR)
Social Pedagogy (KASPB/20.HR)
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Primary School Teacher (KAKLI/18.HR)
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Education (KAPB/19.HR)
Youth Work (TPNR/19.HR)
Primary School Teacher (KAKLI/17.HR)
Early Childhood Education (KAALB/19.HR)
Special Education (KAEPB/19.HR)
Vocational Pedagogy (KAKPB/19.HR)
Adult Education (KAANB/19.HR)
Education (KAPB/18.HR)
Early Childhood Education (KAALB/18.HR)
Youth Work (TPNR/18.HR)
Vocational Pedagogy (KAKPB/18.HR)
Adult Education (KAANB/18.HR)
Special Education (KAEPB/18.HR)
Primary School Teacher (KAKLI/16.HR)
Special Education (KAEPB/17.HR)
Early Childhood Education (KAALB/17.HR)
Youth Work (TPNR/17.HR)
Vocational Pedagogy (KAKPB/17.HR)
Adult Education (KAANB/17.HR)
Education (KAPB/17.HR)
Education (KAPB/16.HR)
Youth Work (TPNR/16.HR)
Vocational Pedagogy (KAKPB/16.HR)
Early Childhood Education (KAALB/16.HR)
Adult Education (KAANB/16.HR)
Special Education (KAEPB/16.HR)
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