RESM 610 Research Methods
This course is designed for an exploration of the fundamental processes of research. The course introduces students to the terminology, methods, and tools of scholarly research. Specific topics include characteristics of historical, descriptive, quasi-experimental, experimental research, and qualitative research; measurement considerations as related to validity, reliability, generalizability, instrumentation, and data analysis; and ethical concerns. The course also addresses the practical aspects of writing a thesis/project proposal, gathering data, organizing the report, and presenting the findings.
WHO NEEDS THIS COURSE?
This course may also be taken by
At least 3 hours/day for approximately 2 months.
Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of the nature, process, approaches, and tools of research.
- Apply research procedures in relevant and meaningful contexts.
- Share reflections on the value of conducting research to one’s professional and spiritual growth.
TOPICS TO COVER
The Nature and Process of Research
Parts of Research Proposals and Completed Reports
Review of Literature
Interpretation of Results
Submission and Revision of Research Draft
Gracel Ann S. Saban, PhD
GRACEL ANN S. SABAN served as professor and dean of the College of Education at the Adventist University of the Philippines before coming to the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) as faculty in the Education department. She has a PhD in Education with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction and a cognate in Educational Administration. Her exposure to research and scholarship informs her pedagogical practices. As a passionate teacher trainer and researcher, she is zealous in her mission to empower adult learners through inquiry-based learning and constructivism. Her research and publication interests include language pedagogy, effective teaching, and curriculum and instruction, among others.
Prema Gaikwad, PhD
Dr. Prema Gaikwad is professor in the Education Department here at AIIAS. She has a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction and a cognate in Reading at Andrews University. She has been a seasoned educator, proficient writer, well-known researcher and inspiring mentor for more than 40 years. Her passion in teaching has taught her to love her students and motivate them to excel in their chosen careers.