Basic Research

By Dr. Premavathy Vijayan   |   Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women,Coimbatore
Learners enrolled: 2998
Research is an essential activity for a contemporary teacher. It is a fact that a modern teacher has to play a variety of roles apart from that of an academic instructor. Research is one of such major activities for them. Therefore, it is necessary for a teacher / researcher to learn and apply principles and techniques of basic research. This course intends to introduce the learner to the principles, techniques and tools of research.

This course develop the learners a conceptual understanding of research, its need and ethical research practices. It explain the methods and techniques of qualitative research to the learner.  Facilitate them to apply statistical techniques for analysis of data. And it also helps to know about presenting the data in various forms 

Course Status : Ongoing
Course Type : Core
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jan 2021
End Date : 14 Mar 2021
Exam Date :
Enrollment Ends : 28 Feb 2021
Category :
Level : Undergraduate

Course layout

Week 1 

1. Education Research-I
2. Education Research-II
3. A) Scientific Methods in Research - Part 1
    B) Scientific Methods in Research - Part 2

Week 2 

4. Types of Research
5. Selection of Problem
6. Formulation of Hypothesis

Week 3 

7. Conceptualisation in Research
8. Educational Research - Tools of Research - 1
9. Educational Research - Tools of Research - 2

Week 4 

10. Action Research in Teaching Learning Environment
11. Data Analysis and Coding
12. Analysis of data - Content Analysis

Week 5

13. Measures of Central Tendency (Edu)
14. Measures of Dispersion (Edu)
15. Correlation and Regression (Edu)

Week 6

16. Introduction to Research Design & Descriptive design
17. Introduction to Experimental Design
18. Experimental design - Types

Week 7

19. Sampling
20. Sampling - Types
21. Types of Qualitative and Quantitative Data

Week 8

22. Validity and Reliability (Edu)
23. Data Classification and Presentation
24. Graphic Presentation of Data (Edu)

Books and references

1. Best, J.W. & Khan,J.V. ( 2003). Research in Education. USA: Prentice-Hall Inc.
2. Cohen,L., Manion, L . & Morrison, K. (2007). Research Methods in Education. New York: Routledge.
3. Gall, M.D., Gall, J.P. & Borg,W.R. (2007). Educational Research. U.S.A: Pearson.
4. Gupta, S.P. (2008 ). Statistical Methods. New Delhi: Sultan Chand & Sons Educational Publishers.
5. Krishnaswamy, O.R. ( 1993). Methodology of Research in Social Science. New Delhi: Himalaya Publishers.
6. Ary, D., Jacobs, L. C., Irvine, C. K. S., & Walker, D. (2018). Introduction to Research in Education. US., Cengage Learning.
7. Berg, B.L. and Lune, H (2011) Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences. New Delhi: Pearson Publication.
8. Bernard, H. R. (2017). Research methods in anthropology: Qualitative and quantitative approaches. Maryland., US., Rowman & Littlefield. 
9. Gravetter, F. J., & Forzano, L. A. B. (2018). Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences. US.,Cengage Learning.
10. Green, J., & Thorogood, N. (2018). Qualitative methods for health research. New Delhi., Sage.
11. Gupta, S. (2003) Research Methodology and Statistical Techniques. New Delhi:  Deep & Deep Publishing.
12. Mukherji, P., & Albon, D. (2018). Research Methods in Early Childhood: An Introductory Guide.New Delhi: Sage Publications.
13. Potti, L.R. (2004) Research Methodology. Thiruvananathapuram:  Yamuna Publications
14. Silverman, D. (2012) Qualitative Research New Delhi:  Sage Publication 
15. Singh, A. K. (2004).Tests Measurement and Research Methods in Behavioural Science. New Delhi:  Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing. 

Instructor bio

Dr. Premavathy Vijayan

Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women,Coimbatore
Dr.Premavathy Vijayan has assumed charge as Vice-Chancellor from the afternoon of 10th Aug 2016, of Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore. Dr. Premavathy Vijayan is a distinguished Professor and also Head of the Department of Special Education during 1999-2015 at Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore, India. 

She has been honoured with prestigious awards which include:

  • Sivoka Human Resource Management and Karangal Trust honoured Dr.Premavathy Vijayan with Tamil Tharagai 2017 award in recognition for her contributions towards Higher Education for Women on the eve of Women's day March 8th 2017 
  • The National Award for "Outstanding Services for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2010" by the President of India Smt.Prathiba Patilon 3.12.2010 
  • The Best Special Teacher award by Christoffel Blinden Mission in Appreciation of the Pioneering and Dedicated Services Rendered to the cause of Integrated Education of Visually Handicappedon 6.5.1993 
  • The Best Trainer for the Women with Visual Impairment by All India Confederation of the Blind,New Delhi in 1986.

Course certificate

30% for in course Assessment & 70% of end term Proctored Exam

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