Short Courses in Educational Research

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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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Utrecht University

Certificate Writing Research Proposals
  • Feb 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 385 per module
  • International € 385 per module
  • 42 days

In this online course, which is specifically aimed at professionals, you will enhance your skills in writing a research proposal in English, both in terms of information elements and language. We will analyze the structure, vocabulary and grammatical structures of research proposals, including word order, articles, verb tenses, punctuation marks, modal verbs, hedging, referencing styles, and the use of transitional words and phrases. We will also address the concept of plagiarism and how to avoid it.

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University of Sussex

Short Course 4+4 Mentored Independent Research
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA £ 1,480 per module
  • International £ 1,480 per module
  • 2 months

This module allows international students to undertake a mentored independent research project while studying abroad. You undertake four weeks of studying an ISS session 1 module, followed by four weeks of mentored research supervised by the module tutor. Your research topic will grow out of your engagement with the module and the tutor, who will approve and supervise the independent research that follows.

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Maastricht School of Management

Short Course Research Methods and Skills (RMS)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,750 per year
  • International € 6,750 per year
  • 84 days

NUFFIC scholarships available for NFP/MENA candidates! Apply before 13 March 2016! Consumer market research for innovative products or services, impact studies of ICT projects, poverty assessments of households, studies on female entrepreneurship, and impact of migration flows on countries are all examples of research conducted as input for evidence-based decision-making processes. Research is thus not only vital in academia, but also in companies, governmental institutes and NGOs. In this executive training program, you are trained in reviewing and critically assessing extant research as well as in developing, executing and presenting your own research project.

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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Short Course Statistical analysis with missing data using multiple imputation and inverse probability weighting
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA £ 735 per module
  • International £ 735 per module
  • 3 days

Missing data frequently occur in both observational and experimental research. They lead to a loss of statistical power, but more importantly, may introduce bias into the analysis. In this course we adopt a principled approach to handling missing data, in which the first step is a careful consideration of suitable assumptions regarding the missing data for a given study.

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Anglia Ruskin University

Short Course Research Studies
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 77 days

This module is designed to provide students with a critical overview of the main methodologies and designs applied to research within health and social care, professional practice, regulation and policy. It provides students with an opportunity to explore the theoretical dilemmas which underlie the process of inquiry and its relationship to practice.

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Issues in research with children and young people Short Course Issues in research with children and young people
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 2,700 per year
  • International £ 2,700 per year
  • 9 months

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.

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UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Short Course Understanding Education Policy
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 1,040
  • International £ 2,346
  • Not specified

This masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course at our London centre, is designed to cover key perspectives and concepts in the analysis of education policy. It focuses on topics of current concern in the UK but will also draw on developments in a range of other countries to illustrate the points made.

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