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Teacher as researcher. Qualitative research in education

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About This Course

The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to the knowledge and the skills that are required to design and carry on a qualitative research in education. The qualitative methods are particularly useful to analyze micro contexts in depth. The students will learn how to formulate a research question, how to design the project choosing the proper method, the way of collecting and analyzing data. The methods the participants will be introduced to Action research, Ethnography and Grounded theory. The strategies of data collection the students will experience Observation, Interview and Focus groups.

Learning outcomes

After the course, the participant is able to:

  • Support research done in schools by practitioners on their own practice
  • Formulate correct research question and elaborate coherent research design
  • To be able to collect data through interviews and observations in classroom and to analyze them
  • Read critically the professional environment


Each module has one or more assignments that the student will perform in the required time. In addition, each student will have to produce a qualitative research design.


Janice M. Morse & Lyn Richards (2002). Readme First for a User's Guide to Qualitative Methods. Thousand Oaks, London, New Delhi: Sage




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  2. Classes Start

    Jan 31, 2016
  3. Classes End

    Mar 04, 2016
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