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1.          EDD8008 Conceptualizing Research (3 credit points)

 

Semester

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2

Course Hours

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39

Pre-requisite(s)

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Nil

 

 

The course is designed to assist students to begin a systematic preparation for identifying problems that are considered important for scholarly communications, clarifying research ideas and concepts, evaluating critically research reports, formulating research questions by focusing on specific aspects of a broader research topic, and defining precisely the aim and objectives of a study. Since students with different backgrounds will come into the course with a variety of interest and skills, and would probably plan to embark on a wide range of areas, the course is designed to identify and build their capacities relevant to conducting research, provide focused specialist input, and offer a collective forum for debating research approaches. The course will also address the issue of how might educational and social researchers make ethical decisions when conducting research and minimize the potential risk to participants in the study.