This course will specifically place greater emphasis on and introduce students to action research, a form of self-reflective systematic inquiry by practitioners on their own practice. The goals of action research are the improvement of practice, a better understanding of that practice, and an improvement in the situation in which the practice is carried out.
1. Introduction to Action Research
2. Selection and Formulation of a Research Problem
3. Variables and Hypotheses
4. Sampling Techniques
5. Instrumentation (Validity and Reliability)
6. Research Designs
7. Survey/Descriptive Research
8. Correlational Research
9. Causal-Comparative Research
10. Experimental Research
11. Qualitative Research Methods & Tools
12. Quantitative & Qualitative Data Analysis
· Learners should possess a high level of motivation and self-discipline.
· Learners must possess basic smartphone or computer operating knowledge and skills.
At the conclusion of the module, the following instructional objectives would be attained.
The student will be able to:
1. Describe the major steps involved in conducting a research study.
2. Define and state the major characteristics of a variety of research approaches.
3. Describe each of the components of a research plan.
4. State the purposes, characteristics, and strategies of qualitative and quantitative research.
5. Identify strategies for finding and selecting research participants.
6. State strategies to enhance the validity of collected data.
7. Describe processes involved in analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data.
8. Carry out full-fledged action research and write a report on the findings of their investigation.