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Online Submission, Australian Journal of Teacher Education v33 n1 Jan 2008

This paper examines the attitudes of student teachers in social studies towards an educational research assignment, undertaken in an educational research methods course given at the Fatih Faculty of Education at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. A questionnaire containing open-ended questions and an interview were used in the data-collection process of this research. 74 student teachers answered the questionnaire; 20 of these teachers were selected for interview through a random sampling method, and they then participated in a semi-structured interview. In the light of the data, it can be said that the majority of student teachers gained basic educational research skills as a result of the course, and specifically learned how to conduct a small-scale research project. By conducting a small-scale education research project and writing a report on it, student teachers learned important educational research skills, such as how to detect problems, construct hypotheses, review literature, select a suitable research methodology, choose data-collecting instruments, gather and analyse data, cite references and write up an educational research project. Appended are: (1) The Questions used in the Questionnaire and Interview; and (2) Criteria used for the evaluation of educational research reports. (Contains 5 tables.)

Descriptors: Student Teachers, Methods Courses, Educational Research, Research Projects, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Research Skills, Interviews, Student Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Assignments, Student Attitudes, Social Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Action Research





Author: Demircioglu, Ismail Hakki

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=2018&id=ED504400







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