Investigação em Contextos Educativos

Teacher Responsible: Paula Cristina Pacheco Medeiros
1º Ano | 1º Semestre
Learning objectives
Analyze reflexively different theories and concepts that define problems involving educational research issues (reasoned problematic construction); Explain and base methodological research options depending on the study object and subjects participating in research (project design); Build and apply different research and analysis techniques (planning, development and implementation of the project); Write a research report (scientific work); Communicate and argue the main results obtained (scientific presentation of the work); Reveal reflexive capabilities.

1. General Framework: the importance of educational research 2. Scientific research Itinerary 3. Research Methodology 3.1. Quantitative Approaches 3.2. Qualitative Approaches 3.2.1. Case study 3.2.2. Applied qualitative Research 4. Data collection Procedures 4.1-Observation in educational contexts 4.2-Survey 4.3-Interviews 5. Results analysis. Software for data analysis (SPSS and NVivo) 6. Action research: assumptions and models 7. Methodology of scientific writting

Teaching methodologies (including evalution)

Presentation, debate, documents analysis, individual/group work, analyis based on observation, problems and reflection. Creation of theoretical-practical reflection space to facilitate trainees ' learning about concepts, perspectives and procedures for conducting investigative work; Autonomous learning through materials of interest to participants; Debate to share knowledge and experiences on methodological issues within the education framework; students' work tutorials. Critical and reflective analysis work resulting from the observation and recording of evidence from practice placements. Students must prepare a research plan on a topic that emerges from the observation and analysis of pedagogical practices. In this plan students have to characterize the context and the variables considered relevant This work will be individual and it will be developed in research report provided for in UC of PES. Written work 65%/Oral presentation 25% / Participation 10%

Essential Bibliography (including ISBN)

ALBARELLO, L.; DIGNEFFE, F.; HIERNAUX, J.-P. et al (2005).Práticas e métodos de investigação em ciências sociais. Lisboa: Ed. Gradiva, Col.Trajectos. ISBN 972-662-554-8 ATKINS, L.; WALLACE, S. (2012).Qualitative Research in Education. London: Sage. ISBN 9781446208076 BELL, J. (2008).Como realizar um projecto de investigação. Lisboa: Ed. Gradiva. ISBN 972-662-524-6 COUTINHO, C. P. (2011). Metodologia de Investigação em Ciências Sociais e Humanas: Teoria e Prática. Coimbra: Almedina. ISBN 9789724051376 QUIVY, R.; CAMPENHOUDT, L.van (2008). Manual de investigação em Ciências Sociais. Lisboa: Gradiva. ISBN 972-662-275-1 TUCKMAN, B. (2000). Manual de Investigação em Educação. Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. ISBN 9789723114348