cod. 06694

Academic year 2022/23
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Pedagogia sperimentale (M-PED/04)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Recognizing the main terms and concepts of the educational research.
Recognizing and planning the phases of research process.
Recognizing the main types of research strategies.
Recognizing the main research tools.
Undesrtanding the operationalization process.
Interpreting and explaining research data.
Explaining and presenting data analysis.
Recognizing actual research in education.
Critiquing and developing critical thinking.


Registration on the Elly page of the course.

Course unit content

Introduction to educational research: methods and technics .
Research design in Education.
Variables and measurement.
Research methods and instruments.

Full programme


"Mandatory texts"

Coggi, Ricchiardi. "Progettare la ricerca empirica in educazione". Carocci, Roma.

Teaching materials uploaded during the course on the course ELLY page.

"Free choice texts" (one of the following):

Bertolt Brecht, Vita di Galileo.

Edwin A. Abbott, Flatlandia. Racconto fantastico a più dimensioni.

George Orwell, 1984.

Teaching methods

Group works.
Case studies.
Problem Based Learning.

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and may include one or more of the following resources: slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

A structured written test on the contents of the course (mandatory texts).
In addition to the exam, a summary paper on one of the free choice texts indicated in the bibliography must be presented directly on the day of the written exam. The methods of elaboration of this summary will be exposed during the first lessons in the course and reported on the Elly page of the course.

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