Course - Research Methods in Mathematics and Science Education - RFEL3100
RFEL3100 - Research Methods in Mathematics and Science Education
Examination arrangement: Assignment
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The course is designed for students who intend to write a master thesis in mathematics or science education. The course gives an introduction to the theory of science, discussing various research paradigms and how ontological and epistemological assumptions held by the researcher influences the employed research methods. Further, the course will give an introduction to research designs and research methods which are relevant in mathematics and science education. This entails discussing various methods for collecting and analyzing primarily qualitative data. The students carry out a small scale qualitative study that works as a pilot to the individual's masters project.
This course gives the student insight into different research traditions relevant for research in mathematics and science education. The student will develop knowledge about different research designs and different methods for collecting and analyzing data. This should enable the student to develop researchable questions and to make informed choices about collecting and analyzing data in order to design and carry out independent empirical investigations. The student should also develop knowledge about issues linked to validity and reliability as well as ethical aspects of research. This course, together with other courses and relevant theory, should enable the student to carry out a scientific inquiry and write a masters thesis.
Learning methods and activities
The teaching is organised as lectures and seminars. The teaching in the course will to a large extent be linked to the students own research area for the masters thesis. The course requires a high degree of student participation and it is expected that all students contribute to discussions and other activities.
- 80 % participation
- Empirical inquiry
Further on evaluation
see «Teaching methods and activities».
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
The course should be taken in the semester before, or in the same semester as, the student is working on the masters thesis. It is recommended that the student has taken a didactical course on masters level in mathematics or science education.
Required previous knowledge
To be admitted to the course it is required that at least 30 ECTS of Practical Teacher Training (PPU) is completed.
Rienecker, L., & Jørgensen, P. S. (2013). Den gode oppgaven. Håndbok i oppgaveskriving på universitet og høyskole (2. utg.). Bergen: Høyskoleforlaget.
Robson, C., & McCartan, K. (2016). Real world research (4. utg). Chichester, UK: Wiley.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2020
No.of lecture hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 8
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Didactics in Mathematics
Examination arrangement: Assignment
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