MAScientific Research Work in Foreign Language Pedagogy (Pedag. Study Prog., Semester 3)

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: Seminar Classes

Main Instructor

Janez Skela, PhD


Janez Skela, PhD

Course Description

Fundamentals of research methodology in the field of foreign language learning and teaching: qualitative and quantitative approaches, methods of sampling and data collection, data processing, basic statistics, interpretation and presentation of results.

The phases of a research project: defining a research problem and aims, literature review, collecting and processing data, writing a research report.

The seminar is intended to support students in the preparation of their final MA project.

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