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Educational Research

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Educational research sets as objectives to explore notions, theories and trends within the field, to define and transfer types, characteristics and shared terminology, to describe and utilise methods and techniques of quantitative and qualitative research in a critical manner towards the concrete educational phenomenon. Making use of other disciplines like psychology, anthropology, sociology and philosophy, educational research sets out to conduct its activity in a rigorous and systematic way and has to propose solutions for the various issues observed during the research process.

Students who pursue a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in educational research have to immerse in research projects and research teams and throughout the studies gains reflexive, critical and analytical competencies and the ability to innovate the existing educational practices. They will be equipped with problem solving skills and they will be able to define and formulate research problems and questions and formulate hypotheses that can be tested.

The most common career prospects for graduates of educational research are: educational researcher in a university/non-profit organisation/government agency, data analyst, measurement adviser, research coordinator, director of student assessment, education counsellor/adviser.

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Certificate Introduction to Open Science in Empirical Research

The Introduction to Open Science in Empirical Research course at Utrecht Summer School will help PhD students and early career researchers from science and social science acquire the perspectives, knowledge and skills needed to make their empirical research more open, transparent and reproducible.

Short Course Issues in research with children and young people

Are you interested in how research can contribute to our understandings of children and young people and learning more about their worlds? This module examines the research process through studies with young children, children and young people carried out in the fields of education, health and social care. It explores topics central to the research process such as ethics, diversity, power and the responsibilities of researchers. This is a project-based module with no exam and it will help you to develop your own research and analytical skills using audio, video and online materials.