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Research in Technical Education

By Dr. P. K. Tulsi   |   National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh
Technical education system has shown tremendous growth during the last two decades and quality of technical education system is under criticism. The various sub-components of the system namely, input, curriculum and instructional processes, output, resources, management etc. need improvement. For introducing changes in the system, data and information need to be systematically gathered, analyzed and interpreted. In other words, systematic research needs to be undertaken. Educational research can provide laudable support to teachers in various aspects of teaching-learning and other related activities undertaken by them. Undertaking or conducting research involves formulating research proposal, organizing and conducting research, writing research report and evaluating research. The course on “Research in Technical Education: aims at enabling the learners to acquire the capabilities of selecting and defining research problem, describing the methodology of research, collecting the data and analyzing and interpreting the results to conduct the research effectively. 

Learners enrolled: 1489

SUMMARY

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 30 Mar 2020
Exam Date : 10 May 2020
Enrollment Ends : 17 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Teacher Education
  • Level : Continuing Education
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT


    I Introduction to Research: Need for Educational Research; Source of Knowledge – Experience, Expert Opinion and Reasoning - Deductive reasoning and Inductive reasoning, The Scientific Approach to Knowledge Generation; Education Research - Research: Concept, Educational Research: Concept and Types of Research- Classification of Research on the basis of Purpose and Classification of Research on the Basis of Method ; Steps in Conducting Research 
    • Pre - Test
    • E- content
    • Post - Test
    II Review of Related Literature: Concept; Purposes of Review of Related Literature; Sources of Information – Primary sources, Secondary Sources, Preliminary Sources; Steps in conducting review of related literature Pre-Test
    • E-Content
    • Post-test 
    • Assignment on (Prepare an abstract of the given research paper and write bibliography of the given books, papers etc.) Upload assignment on discussion forum for feedback form peers and instructors  
    III Selecting and Defining a Research Problem : Sources of Problems, Criteria for selecting a Research Problem, Evaluating the Problem, Steps in Defining Research Problem and writing Research Question, Do’s & Don’ts of Writing/ Defining a Research Problem and Stating Null and Research Hypotheses
    • Pre-test
    • E-content 
    • Post – test 
    • Assignment: Generating a list of problems in technical education 
    • Uploading the list on discussion forum for feedback 
    Selecting Research Design and Describing Procedure:  Descriptive Research: Survey Research - Types of Descriptive Research – Survey Research – Types of Survey Research and Steps in the Process of Planning and Conducting Survey; Case Study Research - Case Study Research  – Concept, Designing Case Studies – State Research Questions or Objectives of a Case Study, Sate the Propositions and Describe case study approach – Select Unit of Analysis, Select Sources of Evidence, Select/develop tools for data collection, Describe data collection procedure and Preparing for Data Collection – Collect data and Analyze Data and Interpret Results ; Content Analysis Research - Content Analysis: Concept; Steps in conducting Content Analysis – State the Purpose of Content Analysis, Write Research Questions, Sample the Content, Develop Classification System for Analysis, Ensure High Degree of Inter-rater Reliability  and Analyze Data and Interpret the Findings Pre-test
    • E-content 
    • Post – test 
    IV Ex-Post Facto Research: Concept, Characteristics, Advantages & Limitations and Process of Conduct of Ex-Post-Facto Research
    • Pre-test
    • E-content
    • Post-test 
    Experimental Research: Concept, Purposes and Characteristics, Experimental Research Designs (True, Quasi & Pseudo) and Factorial Designs, Step-by-step Procedure, Experimental Control, Internal & External Validity (Threats)
    • Pre-test
    • E-content
    • Post-test
    Action Research: Need and Concept, Process of Conduct of Action Research
    • Pre-test
    • E-content
    • Post-test
    • Assignment on finalizing research problem and writing research objectives/questions and hypothesis 
    V Sampling: Introduction to sampling, various terms used, Advantages and disadvantages of sampling, Characteristics of a good sample, Determination of sample size, Different sampling designs, Advantages and disadvantages of different sampling designs, selection of different sampling design. 
    • Pre-test
    • E-content
    • Post-test 
    Measuring Instruments: Introduction, Characteristics of a good Measuring Instruments, Designing a Questionnaire, Interview schedule- Concept types and designing interviewer schedule: Observation Schedule- Concept types and Designing Observation Schedule: Standardized test – concept and characteristics   
    • Pre-test
    • E-content
    • Post-test
    • Assignment (design a questionnaire for collecting data from the institutions w.r.t pass percentages in various disciplines and interview schedule for teachers to study how decision are made at department/institute level   
    Collection of Data: Introduction, Guidelines for Collection of Data 
    • Pre-test
    • E-content
    • Post-test
    VI Analysis of Data: Introduction, Scales of Measurement – Nominal scale, Ordinal scale, Interval scale, Ratio scale: Methods of data tabulation and Analysis – Ranking, Grouping/Frequency distribution, graphic representation, and descriptive statistics- Measures of central tendency, Measures of Variability, Normal Probability curve, skewness and Kurtosis: Measures of Relationships, Inferential statistics- basic terminology, inferential statistical techniques and Selection of statistical techniques
    • Pre-test
    • E-content
    • Post-test 
    Formulating a Research Proposal - Concept, Significance and Types, Common mistakes and Formal
    • Pre-test
    • E-content
    • Post-test
    • Assignment (prepare a research proposal for the identified problem in technical institutions)
    VII Funding Agencies:  Introduction – Define funding agency, Classification of funding agencies, Different funding agencies and their contact details
    • Pre-test
    • E-content 
    • Post- test
     Writing a Research Report: Concept, Types and Format and Guidelines
    • Pre-test
    • E-content 
    • Post- test
    VIII Evaluating Research Report – Introduction, Purposes, Parts of Research Report, Parameter for evaluating research report and Rubric for Evaluate Research Report 
    • Pre-test
    • E-content 
    • Post- test
    Assignment: go to www.shodhganga.org, select any thesis related to education and critically analysis the same

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    • Borg, W and Gall, M (2003). Educational Research: an introduction, New York: Longman.
    • CPSC. (1984). Developing Skills in Technician Education: Research Module 1 to 11, Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education, Singapore.
    • Cresswell, John W. and Gutterman, Timothy C. (2019). Educational Research: Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research. Person Publication.  
    • Drew, CJ; Hardman, ML and Hosp, JL. (2008). Designing & Conducting Research in Education. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
    • Gay, LR; Mills, GE. and Ariasian, PW    (2012). Educational research: Competencies for Analysis & Application. New York: Pearson.
    • Johnson, R.B. and Christensen, L.B. (2008) Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches. 3rd Edition, Los Angeles: Sage Publications, Inc.,
    • Phillip, C; Tino, S and Mario, S (2016). Experimental Design Research – Approaches, Perspectives, Applications. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Dr. P. K. Tulsi

    National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh
    Prof.(Dr.) PK Tulsi has thirty-four years of experience in teaching & research. Her major responsibilities include education & training of teachers working in technical institutions, developing instructional material, undertaking research in the area of technical education and providing customized services to institutions and organizations. She has coordinated about 500 short-term training programmes, undertaken 30 research projects and presented 60 papers in national and international conferences. Since September 2012, she has been coordinating ICT based Induction Training Programmes and modules of Instructional Planning & Delivery offered to technical teachers. She has already coordinated Massive Open Online Course on Research in Technical Education for teachers of technical institutions.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    The course certificate is provided after undergoing this online course.

    Internal Examination - 30% 
      
    (Assignments, Online quiz, Active participation in Discussion forum, Change Project)
    +
    Final Examination - 70%

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