M.Ed. Research Methodology

The goal of this course is to develop students’ understanding of the purposes and values of different educational research methods with a view to critiquing educational research and selecting an appropriate method for their own research. The qualities of good research, including the concepts of validity, reliability and credibility will be analyzed.

Students will learn how research projects are framed by identifying an educational problem and selecting an appropriate research design to investigate it, In addition, an overview of the purposes of empirical research design, descriptive statistics, correlations and linear regressions will provide a basis for understanding and appreciating “best evidence” research.