Research in Technical Education

By Dr. P. K. Tulsi   |   National Institute Of Technical Teachers Training And Research, Chandigarh
Learners enrolled: 345
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.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Teacher Education
Credit Points : 3
Level : Continuing Education
Start Date : 01 Aug 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2023
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Course layout

WEEK I:  Research in Technical Education: An Introduction 
              Review of Related Literature:

WEEK II:  Selecting and Defining a Research Problem
               Selecting Research Design and Describing 
               Procedure-Descriptive Research-Survey
               Research, Case Study Research and
               Content Analysis Research  

WEEK III:  Correlation Research
                Ex-Post Facto Research
WEEK IV:  Experimental Research 
                Action Research
WEEK V:   Sampling Techniques- Probability and 
                Non-Probability Sampling Techniques
                Measuring Instruments- Questionnaires, Interview
                Schedule, Observation Schedule and Standardised 
WEEK VI:  Collection of Data
                Analysis of Data - Descriptive and Inferential 
                Statistical Techniques 
WEEK VII:  Formulating a Research Proposal 
                Funding Agencies   
WEEK VIII: Writing a Research Report 
                 Evaluating a Research Report 

Books and references

  1. Borg, W and Gall, M (2003). Educational Research: an introduction, New York: Longman.
  2. CPSC. (1984). Developing Skills in Technician Education: Research Module 1 to 11, Colombo Plan Staff College for Technician Education, Singapore.
  3. Cresswell, John W. and Gutterman, Timothy C. (2019). Educational Research: Planning, Conducting and Evaluating Quantitative and Qualitative Research. Person Publication.  
  4. Drew, CJ; Hardman, ML and Hosp, JL. (2008). Designing & Conducting Research in Education. Los Angeles: Sage Publications.
  5. Gay, LR; Mills, GE. and Ariasian, PW    (2012). Educational research: Competencies for Analysis & Application. New York: Pearson.
  6. Johnson, R.B. and Christensen, L.B. (2008) Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches. 3rd Edition, Los Angeles: Sage Publications, Inc.,
  7. 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
Dr. (Ms) PK Tulsi, a former Professor of NITTTR, Chandigarh, has thirty four years of experience in teaching and research. She has occupied several positions during her career including that of Head of Education & Educational Management Department for eleven years and Dean, R& D for three years. She has taught courses like Research Methodology, HRD & Training Methods, Performance Evaluation,  Educational Technology etc. to students of Master's in Engineering Education and Master's in Engineering. She has coordinated about five hundred faculty development programmes in the areas of education and education management including Induction Training Programmes for newly recruited faculty.She has presented papers at national and international conferences in India and abroad and undertaken thirty three research studies in Technical Education including sponsored research projects.

Course certificate

Interested Learners can enroll and learn the course for free. 
If You wish to Get certified on this course you must register and write the proctored exam conducted by SWAYAM in person at any of the designated exam centers.
  • The Registration fee for the proctored exam is Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
  • Date and Time of Exam: 2nd Saturday & Sunday of May (tentative); 
  • Announcements will be made when the exam registration form is open for registrations along with the url
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
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  • Internal assignment score = 30%, The average of best 3 assignments out of the total assignments given in the course.
  • Exam score = 70% of the proctored exam score out of 100
  • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
  • You will be eligible for a certificate only if average assignment score >=10/30 and exam score >= 30/70
  • Certificate will have your name, photograph, roll number and the percentage of score in the final exam. It will have the logos of MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), SWAYAM and NITTTR. 
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