This course prepares the students for a certain type of International Language Test. This preparation is also intended to increase the students’ capabilities regarding the various linguistic skills needed in said test, so that the students can reach a certain standard. The test this course prepares for is the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
|Course Name||:||Research Method|
|Course Code||:||KU 471|
|Semester||:||Even/ 6th Semester|
Lecturer: Fitria Rahmawati, S.Pd., M.Hum. (NIK. 19871019201404 193 023)
Contact Hours: 200 minutes/week; 3 hours 20 minutes
A. Course Description
This course is designed to provide an introduction to the fundamental principles of research methods, focusing on the researches in educational contexts. The research methods being focused are: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Method Approaches.
The course duration is 3 hours 20 minutes/week. Face-to-face meetings, field works, and online discussion serve as the activities of the course. The face-to-face meetings focus on a lecture/discussion of reading assignments and group exercises, while the field works are used to develop skills, either through collecting data, analyzing data or doing exercises. In addition, the online discussion forum prepares the students for the assigned readings prior to the face-to-face meeting, and facilitates them to further learn the materials outside the classroom.
B. General Objectives
- Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- become literate in the basic principles of educational research
- receive hands-on experience in collecting/gathering data for both quantitative and qualitative approaches
- acquire basic skills involved in analyzing and interpreting research data
C. Specific Objectives
- On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Comprehend the fundamentals of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method approaches.
- Develop and validate the data gathering instruments for quantitative approach (questionnaire/test), and qualitative approach (interview/observation).
- Understand the principles of research sampling and select appropriate sample.
- Conduct effective data gathering techniques in both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
- Analyze research data both quantitatively (statistical software/SPSS), and qualitatively (Coding).
- Interpret and draw conclusions from research results.
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This 4-credit course is offered the ELED students in their sixth semester. This course explains the methods to create a research proposal in educational and linguistic contexts. Students who finish this course are expected to be able to create a complete research proposal that consists of the first chapter (introduction), second chapter (literature review), and third chapter (research methodology).