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Introduction to Research Methods

Course Duration:  On Request

Research has become an integral part of any profession. Undoubtedly, this statement is also applicable to the field of education. An evidence-based teaching approach is crucial to maximising students' outcomes. It focuses on past successes, rather than relying on trial and error. 
This module teaches various research methods, including quantitative, qualitative and mixed research designs. Moreover, participants will learn: how to conduct research, how to review existing literature, how to explore research paradigms, and how to collect and analyse data.


  1. Evidence-based practice and persona-based practices

  2. The advantages/disadvantages of both practices

  3. Research paradigms and designs

  4. Data collection methods

  5. Data analysis

  6. Ethical considerations

  7. Role of Reflexivity

  8. Using evidence to inform practice

Overall competences

During this module, our students will:

  1. Understand the differences between quantitative, qualitative and mixed-research designs. 

  2. Differentiate between evidence- and person-based practices.

  3. Identify how these theoretical approaches can be implemented to personalise learning.

  4. Evaluate the nature of evidence versus that of experience.


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