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Course Overview

Learn how to analyze research data and communicate your research findings 

Many teachers want to learn new knowledge and methods to improve their teaching, but it can be hard for someone outside of research communities to perform research of their own. 

On this course, you will learn how to do your own education research and build supported communities of education research practice. 

You will explore research design and learn about tools to help you do research focused on a series of common teaching challenges. 

You’ll be supported in your research by expert university researchers who will help you find, analyse, and communicate your data. 

Week 1:
  • From research design to research practice – refining questions and research tools, securing samples, and ensuring ethical compliance. 
Week 2:
  • Doing the research – becoming a teacher-researcher. 
  • Week 3:
  • Analysing data – reflection, reflexivity, techniques for analysis. 
Week 4:
  • Communicating findings and having an impact. 

This course is designed for school teachers and educators in non-school settings who’d like to learn how to undertake and use educational research. 

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to… 
  • Explain the importance of developing a research culture in schools and classrooms 
  • Design a research project using the right data collection and analysis techniques for your needs 
  • Identify the best ways of communicating your research findings for the right audiences 
  • Develop an effective research question focused on an element of your practice 
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